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PENNE WITH VODKA SAUCE

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box penne pasta
  • 3 15oz. cans of tomato sauce
  • 3 shallots diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 3 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 Tbls butter
  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh parsley
  • 8 oz of mascarpone cheese (or cream cheese, but in this case let’s stick with the Italian stuff it’s much better.)
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 or 3 oz of vodka
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese

PREPARATION

  • Melt butter in oil and saute shallots and peppers for about 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic and vodka and saute another 2 to 3 minutes until vodka reduces slightly.
  • Add tomato sauce and cook for about 10 minutes longer.
  • Add pepper and salt.
  • Add cream and mascarpone cheese and stir until cheese in melted.
  • Simmer for around 15 minute more but do not bring to a boil.
  • Add 6 quarts of water to a large pot and cook the pasta until “al dente”. Around 10 minutes.
  • Pour the sauce over the pasta and sprinkle with parsley and Parmesan.