Penne with Vodka Sauce

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Penne with Vodka Sauce, authentic Italian flavor with less calories and fat.

1 Tbsp unsalted butter 2 medium uncooked shallot(s), minced (about ½ cup)

2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced

2 Tbsp fresh parsley, fresh, minced

½ tsp sea salt, or other coarse salt

¼ tsp black pepper, freshly ground

3 Tbsp canned tomato paste

2 oz vodka 1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste (for cooking pasta)

12 oz uncooked penne

½ cup(s) heavy whipping cream

20 leaf/leaves basil, fresh, cut into ribbons (chiffonade)

  • Heat a large skillet over a medium-low heat. Add butter, shallots and garlic; sauté until shallots start to caramelize, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add parsley, sea salt and pepper, stirring once or twice. Add tomato paste and mix to form a paste. Cook for about 5 minutes, moving paste around pan occasionally; add vodka. Scrap bottom of pan with a wooden spoon and cook for about 5 minutes more.
  • Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  • Add cream to tomato sauce; reduce heat to low and simmer for about 3 minutes. Add pasta to sauce and mix to coat; top with basil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Yields about 1 cup per serving.
  • Serve immediately when the sauce is at its creamiest.
  • If you prefer a looser sauce, add some pasta-cooking water to the sauce.

9 PointsPlus

Serves: 6