Thursday, July 03, 2008

Pasta Alla Vodka

This is a yummy recipe that my awesome sister in law, Audrey, gave to me. Its supposed to be Penne alla Vodka, but I wanted to use the mini bow ties because my kids love them. And I also added some fresh basil to sweeten it up a bit. This is a super easy meal for week nights. I almost followed the recipe exactly, so I will put the original recipe here. Oh and you could probably leave out the vodka if you are opposed to cooking with it, and it would just be a tomato cream sauce, but why would you want to leave out the very best part??

3 Tbsp butter
2 Cloves garlic, chopped (I used 2 cubes frozen garlic)
1/4 cup chopped prosciutto
1 large can diced tomatoes (I used 1 can then 1 cup tomato sauce)
1/4 cup vodka
1 cup cream (I used Half&Half)
1 lb penne pasta

In a large skillet, melt butter, saute garlic and prosciutto for a minute, then add tomatoes and vodka. Let simmer a few minutes until it starts to reduce. Add cream and cook a few minutes more. Season with salt and pepper and some basil if desired. Serve over your favorite pasta.


Anonymous said...

i am def gonna try this one, and make it w/ ur garlic bread, which we all love!

Joelen said...

I have yet to cook with the mini pastas - they're so cute! Your recipe looks great too :)