PENNE IN VODKA SAUCE

A scrumptious entree that compliments a perfectly relaxed rendezvous with friends, this delectable dish is a popular favorite for those who want to serve up a quick and easy meal. The flavor of the rich vodka sauce is what makes this dish authentic to its Italian origin. Penne pasta, a creamy sauce and seasoning that gives it the right touch makes this recipe feature amongst the most popular ones. The distinctive pink color of the sauce, garnished with green herbs, creates a visually attractive lay out for your dinner table. Compliment it with a salad, team it with some garlic bread, culminate it with chocolate pudding and you’ve got yourself a perfectly defined evening.

 

PREP 25 mins

SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS

12 ounces of any choice of penne pasta

10-12 pcs whole tomatoes

1 packet of cleaned diced mushrooms

1 clove minced garlic

2 minced onions

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

¾ cup Vodka

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

A pinch of red pepper flakes

Handful of fresh basil leaves

Salt to taste

 

LETS COOK IT UP!

Fill a large pot with water and add salt. Bring to a boil.

Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook as per the instructions. Once cooked, drain the water with about a cup remaining to use for the sauce.

Cut and puree the tomatoes into a bowl.

Now, in a large skillet, melt the butter on medium heat. Add the minced onions and cook until light brown (2-3 minutes). Stir often.

Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and tomatoes and continue to cook (3-4 minutes).

Once the tomatoes seem cooked, add in the vodka and mushrooms.

Continue stirring for 5-6 minutes. Add the heavy cream to the skillet and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Now, add the parmesan and basil and take off heat. Toss the pasta into the sauce and mix in the remaining cup of water. Add salt according to taste and garnish with sprinkled parmesan and shredded basil leaves.

Enjoy!

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