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Penne Alla Vodka

Updated on February 6, 2018
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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 1lb pasta serves 4-6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 LB Penne Pasta
  • 3 T Butter
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Pressed
  • 2 oz Prosciutto, Thinly sliced and chopped
  • 1 35oz C Peeled Tomatoes, Chopped in food processor
  • 1/2 t Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/4 C Vodka
  • 1/2 C Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 C Grated Parmesan
  • 3 Shallots, Chopped

Instructions

  1. In a skillet large enough to hold the cooked pasta, melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until tender.
  2. Add the garlic and prosciutto and cook for 2-3 minutes
  3. Add the tomatoes and crushed red pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes
  4. Stir in cream and vodka. Cook for 5 more minutes. Season with salt to taste.
  5. Meanwhile, bring water to boil in large pot. Add pasta and salt. Cook until tender (roughly 12 minutes)
  6. Drain pasta, saving 1 cup of the cooking water.
  7. Add the pasta to the tomato mixture and toss until well coated. Add a little of the reserved cooking water if needed. Add the parmesan cheese and toss before serving.

Extras and substitutions

When making this recipe, I have often substituted Pancetta for Prosciutto in the event I had none on hand.

You can also add 8oz of tomato sauce if you prefer a creamer pasta sauce.


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