|Penne Pasta||1 pound|
|Olive oil||2 tablespoons|
|Heavy cream||1 pint|
|Garlic||2 cloves, minced|
|Peeled tomatoes||1 can (28 oz)|
|Fresh basil||1/2 cup|
|Salt and Pepper||To taste|
10 minutes to prepare, 35 minutes to cook, ready in 45 minutes
This recipe for a traditional penne a la vodka is equal parts creamy and rich with flavors of tomato. Sprinkle on some additional pepper and parmesan cheese if desired for flavor!
Step 1: Boil large pot of water, adding small amount of salt, cook pasta for 8 minutes, to be served al dente
Step 2: Cook garlic in olive oil for 1-2 minutes using skillet and medium heat settings
Step 3: Add in tomatoes, basil and salt and pepper, simmer for 15 minutes
Step 4: Stir in vodka and cook for 15 minutes
Step 5: Stir cream into sauce and mix with cooked pasta
This makes an excellent Italian-style dinner option and offers rich flavors of tomato, fresh basil, notes of garlic, and rich cream.