This is a fabulous, flavorful way to make penne. The long cooking time allows the tomato flavor to sweeten and intensify, and the vodka gives a tang that offsets the richness of the heavy cream.
Oh, and there’s heavy cream in it (see above). Do you need to know more?
I love meat-free meals, and this pasta alone would CERTAINLY fit that bill. However, for people who enjoy a lean protein with their meal, this sweet, mild pasta sauce goes fabulously with spicy, smoky blackened chicken. Embrace the duality of the flavors!
This method is simple and foolproof and will impress foodies and picky eaters alike. You’ll love it!
Here’s what you need:
- Olive oil
- 1/2 onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 chili pepper or 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 large can whole tomatoes
- heavy cream
- penne pasta (I cook a whole box and use about 3/4 of the cooked pasta)