Penne with Vodka Sauce

A guest post by OBS Housekeeper, pasta cook extraordinaire and sister of TBTAM.

penne vodka 5The kids are all together for the first time in months and we have just 5 days until Christmas so it’s time to decorate the tree. In need of something simple and delicious for dinner I hit the freezer for some Vodka Sauce that I had made a few weeks ago.

penne vodka 1

Pair it with penne,

Penne vodka 2

a Caesar saladpenne vodka 3 and crusty Italian bread and dinner is served.

It must have been tasty because there were no leftovers! And the tree couldn’t be more beautiful! Happy holidays!

Vodka sauce traditionally does not include garlic, but OBS housekeeper says “What’s a pasta sauce without garlic?”

1 stick Butter
1 Onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 Cup Vodka
2 – 28 ounce cans Crushed Tomatoes
1 pint heavy cream

1. In a skillet over medium heat, saute onion in butter until slightly brown and soft, add the garlic in the last munite or so.
2. Pour in vodka and let cook for 10 minutes.
3. Mix in crushed tomatoes and cook for 30 minutes.
4. Pour in heavy cream and cook for another 30 minutes.
5. Toss sauce with penne.
6. Add plenty of freshly grated parmesan cheese.
7. Enjoy!

One Response to Penne with Vodka Sauce

  1. Brilliant to have frozen sauce around for an instant pasta dinner! Only TBTAM would have siblings that match her brilliance!

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