Penne ala Vodka

All aboard the vodka sauce train, with this Low FODMAP Penne ala Vodka! A delicious, rich and creamy sauce that's surprisingly light. Plus, it comes together in only 25 minutes!


  • 40g butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic infused olive oil
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup vodka
  • 3 common tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup lactose free cream
  • dash Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 200g gluten free penne


Makes 4 serves

  1. Rinse the tomatoes and chop them in half. Using a high speed blender, blend them until smooth. Strain over a bowl to remove the seeds. Discard the seeds and keep the remaining liquid.
  2. Bring a saucepan 3/4 full of salted water to the boil for your pasta.
  3. In a frying pan, add the butter, oil and paprika and fry off until fragrant.
  4. Add the tomato paste and stir, turning the heat down.
  5. Once the pan has cooled slightly, add the vodka and cook until it has reduced and the smell is no longer overpowering.
  6. Add the tomato liquid, cream, Worcestershire and salt and pepper, and bring to a gentle simmer to thicken while you cook the pasta.
  7. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it thoroughly and add it to the saucepan and toss it with the sauce.
  8. Serve with parmesan and fresh basil if desired.