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Macaroni With Vodka Sauce

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  Tomato sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Plain Variety)
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Pancetta 1⁄4 Pound, cut into 4 slices and diced
  Vodka 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Whipping cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Grooved macaroni 1 Pound (Such As Penne Or Rigatoni)
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

Prepare Plain Tomato Sauce.
Melt butter in a large skillet.
When butter foams, add pancetta.
Saute over medium heat until lightly colored.
Add vodka and stir until it has evaporated.
Stir in tomato sauce and cream.
Simmer uncovered 8 to 10 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Fill a very large saucepan two-thirds full with salted water.
Bring water to a boil.
Add macaroni.
Bring water back to a boil and cook macaroni uncovered until tender but firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes.
Drain macaroni and place in skillet with sauce.
Toss macaroni and sauce over medium heat until sauce coats macaroni, 20 to 30 seconds.

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Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish

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