Penne with Vodka Sauce
1 tbl olive oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 can (28oz) whole peeled tomatoes with juice
3 tbl tomato paste
1 tsp sugar
1/2c heavy cream
1 pound penne
In a med saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add tomatoes and their juice, breaking tomatoes up with a spoon.
Stir in tomato paste, sugar, vodka, and 3/4c water. Season with salt. Simmer over med heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickend, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir in cream, cook until just heated through - do not boil.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling salted water. Drain, return to pot.
Add sauce to pasta, toss and serve sprinkled with Parmesan.
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I am on a continual search for really good pasta recipes. This is one of my favorites.