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Penne Alla Vodka

by Hector Gomez featured in 3-Course Italian Dinner

Ingredients

for 2 servings

  • 8 oz
    penne pasta, cooked (230 g)
  • 1 tablespoon
    olive oil
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon
    dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon
    salt
  • ½ cup
    vodka (120 mL)
  • 1 ½ cups
    tomato sauce (385 g)
  • ½ cup
    heavy cream (120 mL)

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Preparation

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add onion and 1 clove of garlic, and cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Add tomato sauce and mix to combine with onion and garlic.
  4. Add vodka, dried basil, red pepper flakes, and salt. Let this to simmer for 2 minutes to allow most of the alcohol to burn off.
  5. Add heavy cream and stir until fully combined. The sauce will turn into a beautiful light orange creamy mixture.
  6. Add cooked pasta to vodka sauce and mix until noodles are fully coated in sauce.
  7. Cover with a lid and let simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by half.
  8. Garnish with basil.
  9. Enjoy!
 

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