Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Family Dinner: Betzy's Pasta alla Vodka

Every week we have a family dinner so tonight my roommate made Pasta with vodka sauce. I must say, this a delicious meal and would highly recommend it.
1/2 lb penne pasta
1 T olive oil
1/2 chopped onion
1t salt
1/4 t crushed red pepper
1 minced garlic clove
1/2 c vodka
1/4 chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4 c whipping cream
3 T thinly sliced fresh basil

1. Cook pasta according to directions
2. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 4 minutes
3. Add 1/4 t salt, pepper, and garlic. Sauté for 1 minute.
4. Add vodka and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. 
5. Stir in 1/2 t salt, broth, and tomatoes. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes.
6. Put mixture in blender. Process until smooth and then return to pan.
7. Stir in cream and heat for 2 minutes over medium.  

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