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Dairy-Free Penne alla No Vodka Sauce Primal Gourmet Gluten-Free Vegan

Dairy-Free Penne alla No Vodka

Rich, creamy and super easy, this Dairy-Free Penne alla No Vodka is a riff on the classic Italian-American dish. Oh yeah, only 5 ingredients!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 people


  • Kosher salt
  • 1 pound gluten-free penne pasta substitute grain-free or regular penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dry red chili flakes - optional
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • Freshly-cracked black pepper


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season with 1 tablespoon salt, add the pasta and cook until al dente, usually 2-minutes less than the package instructions. Drain the pasta, reserving ¼ cup of the cooking water. Set aside.
  • Add the olive oil and onions to a sauté pan. Season with a pinch of salt and set over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, around 6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 60 seconds. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring with a whisk, 2 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk and whisk to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has reduced by 1/8 in volume, around 2 minutes. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Transfer the sauce to a blender and blend until completely smooth. Return the sauce back to the sauté pan. Add the drained pasta to the sauce and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Keyword Dairy-Free Penne, Dairy-Free Penne alla No Vodka, Penna alla Vodka, Vodka Sauce