Instant Pot Penne with Vodka Sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, diced
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with basil and garlic
  • 14.5 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 lb uncooked penne
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/2 chopped basil

This recipe is done using an instant pot, but if you don’t have one, it can be adapted by adjusting the cooking time and using a large pot with a lid.

Set Instant Pot on saute setting. Once heated, add oil and then add shallot and garlic. Saute 1-2 minutes until shallots start to become translucent. Add red pepper flakes and saute another minute. Add vodka and saute 2-3 minutes to reduce. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, penne, water, salt and pepper. Lock lid onto Instant Pot and change settigng to Pressure Cook and adjust time to 8 minutes. When time ends, release pressure. Open instant pot and stir in cream, paremesan and basil.

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