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Penne Pasta Flavoured with Vodka

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A simple quick creamy delicious pasta recipe. A great dish for a weeknight supper.
  Water 12 Cup (192 tbs)
  Salt 2 Tablespoon
  Penne pasta 1 Pound
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Prosciutto 1⁄4 Pound, chopped
  Yellow onion 1 , chopped
  Vodka 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Tomato puree 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Red pepper flakes 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Parmesan cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)

1. In a large stockpot bring the water to a boil. Add the salt and pasta. Cook until al dente.
2. In a large sauté pan heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the prosciutto and onions. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
3. Remove the sauté pan from the heat and carefully stir in the vodka. Light a match and carefully light the vodka. Allow the alcohol in the vodka to burn off.
4. Return the sauté pan to the heat and bring to a simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Stir in the tomato puree and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
6. Add the red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper to taste.
7. When the pasta is al dente remove the pasta from the water to the sauté pan.
8. Combine the pasta with the sauce and increase the heat to high. Cook for 2 minutes.
9. Add the grated Parmesan cheese. Stir well and remove to a platter to serve.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Hey you pasta lovers, check out this Penne Pasta Flavoured with Vodka recipe. This dish makes for a filling meal or breakfast as per your liking. This pasta owes its flavor to the alcohol content which gives this dish a yummy twist.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2111 Calories from Fat 1058

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 120 g184.2%

Saturated Fat 43.3 g216.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 230.4 mg76.8%

Sodium 8031.4 mg334.6%

Total Carbohydrates 182 g60.6%

Dietary Fiber 11.2 g45%

Sugars 12.5 g

Protein 60 g120.4%

Vitamin A 48.4% Vitamin C 18.5%

Calcium 54.4% Iron 35.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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