Penne Pasta With Vodka Sauce

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Serves: 4

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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
28 oz can of plum tomatoes (or approx)
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup vodka
1 lb penne pasta
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
crushed red pepper, optional
parsley, basil, chives- for garnish


Saute onion in olive oil until translucent. Add garlic and saute another 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and cook about half. Add cream, stirring quickly, parmesan, vodka and bring to a boil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Sauce can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

Serve over cooked pasta. Can garnish with chopped basil, parsley or chives. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and red pepper if desired.

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