Penne alla Vodka
About the Dish:
Penne alla Vodka is a classic Italian pasta dish that combines the richness of a creamy tomato sauce with a touch of vodka. The sauce is made with crushed tomatoes, heavy cream, garlic, and a splash of vodka, which adds a subtle depth of flavor. This dish is perfect for a cozy night in or for entertaining guests. The creamy sauce pairs perfectly with the penne pasta, creating a comforting and satisfying meal.
|Penne Pasta||1 pound|
|Olive Oil||2 tablespoons|
|Garlic, minced||3 cloves|
|Crushed Tomatoes||1 can (28 ounces)|
|Heavy Cream||1 cup|
|Black Pepper||1/2 teaspoon|
|Red Pepper Flakes||1/4 teaspoon|
|Grated Parmesan Cheese||1/2 cup|
- Step 1: Cook the penne pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- Step 2: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Step 3: Add the crushed tomatoes to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Step 4: Stir in the heavy cream and vodka. Season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Simmer the sauce for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Step 5: Add the cooked penne pasta to the skillet and toss to coat it in the sauce. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, until the pasta is heated through.
- Step 6: Serve the Penne alla Vodka hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!