• Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time:


Recipe courtesy of Karen Duffy's 'A Slob In The Kitchen'


  • 1 pound penne
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain. In a cup, steep the red pepper flakes in the vodka and set aside while you make the sauce. In a skillet, melt the butter and saute the onion over medium-high heat until golden and translucent, 5-8 minutes. Add the vodka and pepper flakes and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato past. Reduce the heat to low and add the cream and grated cheese. Stir well and heat thoroughly. Toss with the drained, cooked pasta.

Categories: Dinner  Dinner Party  Italian  Main Dish  Pasta  Stove 

Author Credit: Karen Duffy

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