Penne alla Vodka

Kathy D

By
@LifeIsGoodkd

This is a fool-proof version of penne alla vodka. Rachael Ray jokes that this is a "you won't be single for long" type of recipe. Enjoy!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp
butter
2 clove
garlic, minced
2
shallots, minced
1 c
vodka
1 c
chicken stock
28 oz
can crushed tomatoes
coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 c
heavy cream
12 oz
penne rigate
20
basil leaves, shredded or torn
crusty bread for serving

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil, butter, garlic and shallots. Gently saute for about 3-5 minutes. Add the vodka in a steady stream (temporarily take the pot off the heat source while you add the vodka - then replace). Reduce vodka by half, 2-3 minutes. Add chicken stock and tomatoes. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
2
Meanwhile, cook the pasta in the salted, boiling water until al dente (according to your package directions).
3
Stir cream into the vodka sauce. When the sauce returns to a bubble, remove it from the heat. Drain pasta. Toss the hot pasta with sauce and basil leaves. Serve immediately along with the crusty bread and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy