Penne with Vodka Sauce & Capicola

April/May 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

Your rating: None Average: 3.8 (70 votes)

Our velvety tomato sauce is spiked with cubes of salty capicola and a few shots of vodka. Make it a Meal: Caesar salad and a glass of Pinot Noir will shine with this dish.

"Tried this recipe tonight.. used what I had for ingredients. The only thing I lacked was the italian meat, so I used regular turkey bacon instead, and sprinkled some italian seasonings in it. It turned out quite well, and my husband and...
Penne with Vodka Sauce & Capicola

7 Reviews for Penne with Vodka Sauce & Capicola


I made the recipe for 6 and then froze half the sauce (didn't want to be tempted to eat more than the "allotment") I used the exact 6 ounces of pasta. We had more than enough for dinner with a nice salad. There were leftovers which my husband ate for lunch today. Nice recipe, but not a creamy as I thought it might be - and we could not taste even a hint of the vodka. We are very happy with Eating Well's recipes and are both learning about portions.


I made this for dinner last night for my husband and myself because I had some pancetta I wanted to use up and a little bit of fat free half and half. I figured it served six so we could get two dinners out of it. Wrong! There was just enough left for lunch today. I only had to change the recipe a tiny bit. When I fried up the pancetta it didn't release enough fat to cook the onion and garlic so I had to add a glug of olive oil. It was wonderful.


Fields marked with * are required

Rate This*

Review Title

Tip: Use adjectives to help get your point across.


Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.


Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.


Tip: Pretend you're on the debate team and make your point.

Attach a photo

Photo Caption

If you attach a photo, please enter a caption to go with it.

Would you recommend this recipe?

Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner