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Penne Alla Vodka

Struggle Meals - "Valentine's Day"

10
Prep Time
(minutes)
20
Cook Time
(minutes)
2
Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound penne
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 red pepper flake packets
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomatoes, crushed
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons vodka
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 butter pat
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • Parsley, for garnish

Steps

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil add the penne.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil and garlic. Sprinkle with salt. Cook garlic while stirring for 3 minutes until slightly golden brown. Carefully pour the crushed tomatoes into the pan along with the red pepper flakes. Allow to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the vodka and simmer on low heat for 2 more minutes. Stir in butter and cream, then scoop out garlic cloves. Add pasta and continue simmering for about 2 minutes. Turn off heat and fold in the cheese. Garnish with parsley.