PENNE WITH VODKA

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound uncooked penne or ziti pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup vodka*
  • 1 (14 1/2-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Cracked black pepper to taste

Directions

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Melt butter with oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic, and saute 5 minutes. Add red pepper. Remove from heat; stir in vodka. Return to heat; simmer 5 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes, parsley, and basil; simmer 5 minutes.
  • Stir in cream and salt; simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in pasta; cook 2 more minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and pepper, and toss. Serve immediately.
  • *Chicken broth may be substituted.

Notes

From: Southern Living

Categories: Main Dish  Pasta 
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