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Contadina® Penne alla Vodka

This Italian-American favorite simmers vodka, tomato sauce and a touch of cream into a rich, slightly spicy pasta sauce for a sophisticated twist on regular tomato sauce. The perfect amount of sauce for 1 pound of pasta.

Serves 6
Ready in 30 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 25 mins
790 calories per serving


> 1 tbsp olive oil
> 1 tbsp unsalted butter
> 1/2 cup diced onion
> 2 tsp minced garlic
> 1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
> 1 cup vodka
> 2 (15 oz) cans Contadina ® Tomato Sauce
> 1/2 cup heavy cream
> 1 lb uncooked pasta

Optional Garnishes:

> Grated Parmesan cheese
> Thinly sliced fresh basil leaves


Heat oil and butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and pepper flakes and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Carefully add vodka and simmer until reduced by about half, about 5 minutes.
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, stir tomato sauce into onions in saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 minutes. Stir in cream and remove from heat. Toss sauce with pasta, topped with cheese and basil, if desired.


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