• Cooking Time: 22
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 5


This is one of my favorite dishes and to be honest I like my version better than any I have tried so far!


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup vodka (only a kind you would drink)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes (it WILL be hot so use less if you don't like it hot)
  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese


  • In a wide pot big enough to hold all the pasta and sauce, melt the butter.
  • add the garlic and cook until golden brown.
  • stir in the proscuitto and cook for a a minute or two.
  • add the tomatoes, crushed pepper, pepper and salt.
  • simmer for 5 minutes.
  • stir in the cream and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • add the vodka and cook until it no longer smells strongly of vodka (about 3-5 minutes).
  • cook the pasta as directed on box but al dente.
  • add the pasta to the pot with the sauce and mix until it is all coated over the pasta.
  • toss with the cheese and serve immediately.

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