Penne alla Vodka
About the Dish:
Penne alla Vodka is a classic Italian pasta dish. It features penne pasta tossed in a creamy tomato sauce that is flavored with vodka. The sauce is rich and velvety, with a hint of sweetness from the tomatoes and a slight kick from the vodka. This dish is comfort food at its finest, perfect for a cozy night in or for entertaining guests. Serve it with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and some crusty bread for a satisfying and delicious meal.
|Penne Pasta||8 oz|
|Olive Oil||2 tbsp|
|Garlic (minced)||2 cloves|
|Onion (chopped)||1/2 cup|
|Canned Crushed Tomatoes||1 cup|
|Heavy Cream||1/2 cup|
|Crushed Red Pepper Flakes||1/2 tsp|
|Black Pepper||To taste|
|Fresh Basil (chopped)||For garnish|
- Step 1: Cook the penne pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- Step 2: In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion. Saute until the onion is translucent.
- Step 3: Add the crushed tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes, until the sauce starts to thicken.
- Step 4: Stir in the heavy cream and vodka. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Step 5: Season the sauce with crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper to taste.
- Step 6: Add the cooked penne pasta to the sauce and toss to coat evenly.
- Step 7: Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the pasta is heated through.
- Step 8: Serve the Penne alla Vodka garnished with fresh basil.