Ree Drummonds – Penne alla Vodka

As you know EVERY Saturday The Pioneer Woman is on The Food Network, So EVERY Saturday I watch her. Better than Cartoons as a kid. So I watched her make this recipe one morning and I just had to make it!

recipe

1 pound penne
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 whole medium onion, chopped finely
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup vodka
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One 14-ounce can tomato puree or tomato sauce
1 cup heavy cream
1 generous pinch red pepper flakes, plus more if needed
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Grated Parmesan, for serving

Cook the pasta according to package directions.

Saute the garlic and onions in 2 tablespoons butter and the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat until soft.
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(I added in sliced Mushrooms as well at this point)
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Pour in the vodka, being careful if your stove has an open flame (remove the pan from the heat before adding). Cook and reduce for 2 to 3 minutes, then pour in the tomato puree.
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Stir the mixture until it’s thoroughly combined,
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then reduce the heat to low. Pour in the heavy cream.
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Stir to combine, then turn heat to the lowest simmer possible. Sprinkle in the red pepper flakes
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and add salt and pepper to taste. Finally, stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Pour the drained pasta into the sauce and toss to combine.
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Sprinkle on the Parmesan, then sprinkle on more red pepper flakes if desired.
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