Penne in Vodka Sauce
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 3/4 cup vodka **
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • **(If you like your sauce spicy, soak red pepper flakes in the vodka for a couple of hours and then drain before using).
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, and garlic in oil until soft. Add prosciutto and vodka. Simmer until almost all liquid is gone.
  2. Add tomatoes and herbs. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in half and half, and heat for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling salted water until done. Drain. Serve sauce over noodles.
  4. (If you like your sauce spicy, soak red pepper flakes in the vodka for a couple of hours and then drain before using).
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I sometimes serve this sauce w cheese tortellini