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Penne alla Vodka

Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta, penne, vodka
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories 602 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs penne pasta 1 pound penne pasta
  • 2 tbsps olive oil 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 0.5 yellow onion 1/2 medium chopped in small dice yellow onion
  • 2 garlic 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 28 ounces San Marzano tomatoes 1 28 ounces can of San Marzano tomatoes
  • 0.25 cup vodka 1/4 cup vodka
  • 0.5 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsps unsalted butter 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 0.5 cup parmesan cheese 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 0.25 cup flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
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Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to al dente package instruction, 11 to 13 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta water and drain pasta.

  2. In a large skillet, large enough to hold all of the cooked pasta, over medium heat add olive oil, onions and garlic. Sautee until translucent, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add the tomatoes, vodka, and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes until alcohol burns off. Stir in heavy cream and butter.

  4. Add the pasta to the skillet with the sauce. Toss the pasta in the sauce over high heat until well coated. Add a little of the cooking water if the sauce is too thick.

  5. Top with Parmesan and parsley and mix gently.

  6. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Penne alla Vodka
Amount Per Serving
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 178mg 7%
Potassium 262mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 17.8%
Vitamin C 6.3%
Calcium 16.4%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.