Penne alla Vodka
Penne alla Vodka is a classic Italian dish that combines delicious penne pasta, a tomato and cream sauce, and a hint of vodka. This recipe provides a detailed guide on how to prepare this dish at home, so you can enjoy authentic Italian pasta right in your kitchen.
- 500g penne pasta,
- 1 tablespoon olive oil,
- 1 onion, finely chopped,
- 2 cloves garlic, minced,
- 1/2 cup vodka,
- 1 can (400g) tomato sauce,
- 1/2 cup cream,
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste,
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese,
- A few fresh basil leaves for garnish
How to Make Penne alla Vodka
- In a large pot, bring water to a boil, add salt and the pasta. Cook the pasta until al dente (it should still have a little firmness in the middle), following the instructions on the package. When the pasta is ready, drain the water, reserving a bit of the pasta water.
- While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until they become translucent and fragrant.
- Pour the vodka into the skillet, increase the heat, and let the vodka boil for a few minutes to allow some of the alcohol to evaporate.
- Add the tomato sauce to the skillet, reduce the heat to medium, and let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Stir in the cream into the skillet, season with salt and pepper to taste, then let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Add the pasta to the skillet and mix thoroughly to ensure the pasta is fully coated with the sauce.
- Serve the pasta, sprinkling the grated Parmesan on top and garnishing with basil leaves.
Enjoy your meal!
- Calories: 600 kcal
- Protein: 20 g
- Fat: 25 g
- Carbohydrates: 70 g