Penne Alla Vodka: a classic Italian family favorite! And this recipe is a quick and easy version that will make your weeknight dinners way more delicious!
Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat. On a different burner, bring large pot of water to a boil.
Add pancetta to skillet and saute stirring often until almost crispy and beginning to brown, about 3-4 minutes.
Add onions, garlic and crushed red pepper to pan and continue sautéing stirring often until onions have softened, about 3 minutes.
Add vodka to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, scraping the brown bit from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Salt pasta water and add pasta to the pot of boiling water.
Add Tuttorosso Tomatoes Italian Inspirations Crushed Tomatoes Chunky Style in Puree with Sweet Basil to the pan and stir to combine.
Reduce heat to just below medium and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring periodically.
Stir in heavy cream and cook for 2 more minutes stirring periodically.
Add fresh basil and cheese and then use a slotted spoon to scoop pasta directly from the water into the pan of sauce.
Stir to combine and cook about 2 more minutes. serve immediately.
Cook pasta 1 min less than package directions for al dente- it will finish cooking in the sauce.
Penne Alla Vodka https://www.thelifejolie.com/penne-alla-vodka/