Penne Alla Vodka


penne pasta water oil tomato basil soup  vodka heavy cream grated parmesan cheese Fresh chopped basil (optional)

Step 1

Place the penne pasta, water, and oil in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 10-12 minutes, strain and set aside.

Combine the soup and vodka in a large saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling, stirring frequently.

Step 2

When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thickened and no longer smells of alcohol.

Step 3

Stir in the heavy cream and parmesan cheese and cook for another 1-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sauce is thick and hot, stirring constantly.

Step 4

Gently toss together the cooked penne and sauce until combined, and serve hot with parmesan cheese and chopped basil, optional.

Step 5

Sauce too thick? Add a little heavy cream until it thins out.  Sauce too thin? Make a slurry out of 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and one tablespoon of cold water. Slowly pour it into the sauce and then bring to a boil for one minute.