Have ordered this out but had never made it so thought I'd give it a try. This makes a great side dish with just about any entree, the sauce has a little bite to it and was very easy to make. As usual I made a few adjustments and combined a few recipes to get the taste I thought I wanted.
Penne with Vodka Sauce
1/4 c butter
1 med onion chopped fine
1 head of garlic
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4-1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
3/4 c vodka
3 oz tomato paste (the tube style is more intense if you have it use that)
15 oz can tomato sauce
1 cup 1/2 & 1/2 (they called for heavy cream but I always substitute down with dairy)
1/4 c fresh grated Romano cheese
1 lb penne pasta (I used whole grain, extra fiber)
First slice garlic head off drizzle with olive oil wrap in foil and roast in oven till softened, squeeze out garlic & mash.
Melt butter in medium pan over medium heat, add onion saute till translucent, add rest of ingredients including mashed garlic down to 1/2 & 1/2 and simmer for 10-15 min till flavors meld. Just before ready to serve stir in 1/2 & 1/2 bring back to temperature then stir in cheese till blended. Serve over penne, top with additional cheese.
|stir in cream, don't let it boil but bring heat back up|
|stir in cheese|