Penne with Vodka and Spicy Tomato-Cream Sauce

Vodka Penne

* 1 pound uncooked penne pasta
* 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
* 4 cloves garlic, minced
* 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
* 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
* pinch sea salt
* 2 tablespoons vodka
* 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


1. In an unheated skillet large enough to hold the pasta later on, combine the oil, garlic, crushed red peppers and a pinch of sea salt, stirring to coat with the oil. Cook over moderate heat until the garlic turns golden but does not brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes. Stir to blend, simmer uncovered until sauce begins to thicken, about 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

3. Add the drained pasta to the skillet with the tomato sauce. Toss. Add the vodka, toss again, then add cream and toss. Cover, reduce the heat to low and let rest for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the pasta to absorb the sauce. Add the parsley and toss again.

6 servings
Nutrition information: Per serving: 537 calories, 12 gm protein, 64 gm carbohydrates, 25 gm fat, 11 gm saturated fat, 54 mg cholesterol, 237 mg sodium

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