Penne with vodka sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 353.9
  • Total Fat: 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.3 mg
  • Sodium: 336.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 49.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 11.2 g

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Food network magazine, just changed 12 oz whole wheat pasta to 16 oz regular pasta and heavy cream to half and half Food network magazine, just changed 12 oz whole wheat pasta to 16 oz regular pasta and heavy cream to half and half
Number of Servings: 8


    Kosher salt
    16 oz penne
    1 28-ounce can whole plum tomatoes
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    2 shallots, minced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    1/2 cup vodka
    2/3 cup half and half
    1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
    Handful of fresh basil leaves, torn, plus more for topping


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the penne and cook as the label directs. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta. Empty the tomatoes into a bowl and crush with your hands.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and stir in the vodka, tomatoes and salt to taste. Return the skillet to medium heat and simmer, stirring often, until the alcohol cooks off, about 7 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and cook until the sauce thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Stir in the parmesan and basil.

Add the pasta to the sauce and toss to combine, adding some of the reserved cooking water to loosen, if needed. Season with salt. Serve topped with more parmesan and basil.

Serving Size: Makes 8 servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOONTOES1.

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