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Drunkin Shrimp Penne

Submitted by Karen

I love this pasta. SOmetimes, I add a little of the pasta water to thicken up the sauce a bit.


  • 1 lb Shrimp
  • 2 slices of bacon or pancetta
  • 1 can (28 oz) of Crushed Italian Tomatoes
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 cloves or garlic (diced)
  • 1/2 onion (diced)
  • salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup of vodka
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream (or fat free half and half for healthier version)
  • 10 oz of Penne


  1. Bring watr to boil for pasta..
  2. Add oil to pan, saute garlic and onions until translucent.
  3. Add in bacon or pancetta and cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add in Shrimp until pink.
  5. Remove shrimp with slotted spoon.
  6. Add in vodka (let burn off alcohol for about 1-2 minutes).
  7. Add in crushed tomatoes and cook for approx 5 minutes.
  8. Add in cream (should turn a nice pink color). Can add more cream if you would like. (Add salt and pepper to taste)
  9. Drain penna. Toss into pasta & shrimp.
  10. Serve with red crushed pepper and cheese