Penne a la Vodka

Penne A La Vodka Recipe

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Melissa Lambert

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@mlambert

I usually drain about 1/3 - 1/2 of the liquid from the cans of diced tomatoes to avoid the need for corn starch. And I add extra red pepper flakes for extra spicy flavor.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 14.8 oz
    cans diced tomatoes-with basil, garlic and oregano
  • 1/2 c
    fresh chopped basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp
    each onion and garlic powder
  • 1/8 - 1/4 c
    minced onion
  • 1/4 c
    vodka
  • 1 box
    penne pasta
  • 3/4 pt
    heavy cream
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    shredded parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch (optional if sauce is thin)

How to Make Penne a la Vodka

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook penne pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onions cooking until tender (1-2 minutes).
  3. Add cooked garlic and onions to a large sauce pan with diced tomatoes, chopped basil, red pepper flakes, garlic powder and onion powder. Simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Add vodka and sugar and simmer 15 more minutes.
  5. Add heavy cream and cook 10 more minutes. If the sauce is thin, add the Parmesan cheese a little bit at a time, and corn starch until the sauce is desired creamy consistency.

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About Penne a la Vodka

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Regional Style: Italian




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