penne alla vodka

Healthy Penne alla Vodka

Prep: 10Cook: 30Total: 40 minutes
Yield 8 servings 1x


  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1.5 lb chicken breasts, diced into small cubes
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup vodka
  • 2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 block Neufchâtel cream cheese (or regular) – room temperature.
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to directions, drain, and set aside.
  2. In a large pan or dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp avocado oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add onions and cook for 2 minutes. Then add chopped chicken. Let cook four minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add garlic and cook for one more minute.
  5. Add in tomatoes, vodka, and seasonings. Stir and let simmer over medium for 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in cream cheese and parmesan cheese, and use a whisk to break it up. Let simmer another five minutes.
  7. Stir in pasta until completely coated. Enjoy!
Author: ErinCategory: dinner, lunch, meal-prep, gluten-freeMethod: stovetopCuisine: Italian