Penne alla Vodka

Makes about 8 servings


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1 pound penne pasta 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil ½ cup chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 can (35 ounce) plum tomatoes, with juices ½ cup vodka ²∕³ cup heavy cream ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Nutritional information

Calories 374 (26% from fat) • carb. 51g • pro. 9g • fat 11g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 27mg • sod. 349mg • calc. 39 mg • fiber 2g


1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Strain and reserve.
2. Preheat the Cuisinart® GreenGourmet® Electric 14-inch Skillet to 200˚F. Add oil and stir to coat cooking surface.
3. Add onion and cook until softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
4. Raise heat to 350°F. Add tomatoes, breaking them up with a wooden spoon. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to 300°F and let mixture simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
5. Add vodka; simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Add cream; simmer 2 minutes. Season with salt and crushed red pepper flakes.
6. Toss pasta with ½ of the sauce in a large bowl or pot. Ladle the remaining sauce on top. Garnish with the chopped parsley.