Monday, February 13, 2012

{Dinner} Penne Vodka Sauce

I just finished cooking dinner and Sean's gifts. I got the idea from one of my blogger friends and I can't wait for Sean to get it. It is mushy and funny at the same time. At least, our kind of funny. I love it!

Any who, tonight I made Penne Vodka Sauce with Baked Chicken. Yum! Yum! Yum!

Again, no idea who I stole this from. But if it's yours please let me know and I'll credit you!

You'll need:

1 lb of Penne Pasta
1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
1/2 cup of heavy cream {first time using heavy cream!}

Fresh Basil {I only had dry basil}
Olive Oil
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Red pepper flakes
1/4 cup of Vodka
Garlic Powder

1. Start your water boiling for your pasta.
2. Chop the onion and cook in 3 tbsp of olive oil for 5 minutes or until it softens.

3. Add 3 large cloves of garlic and saute for 2 more minutes.
4. While your onion and garlic are cooking, drain your can of diced tomatoes and then add them to the pan.
5. Add 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes and 1/4 cup of vodka and stir.

{I only needed one of the vodka shots}

6. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
7. By now your water should have come to a boil, so make sure you've added your dry penne pasta.
8. After the tomatoes have simmered, add the cream and stir to heat it completely. Your sauce will now be more of an orange color.
9. Add basil leaves {or dry basil} to your sauce as well. Salt, garlic powder and pepper to taste.

10. Drain your pasta and then put it back into your pasta pot.
11. Add the sauce and stir well
12. Add in a 1/2 cup of grated parmesan and stir until melted
13. Enjoy!

{I am never buying Vodka Sauce from a jar again!}


Chrissy + Nate said...

Yum! Enjoy celebrating!

Brittany said...

Looks amazing, Faith! Yum yum yum.

Ashley said...

I've had a pre-made vodka sauce and it is delicious! I am going to add this to my recipe list =)

Terrianne, Call me Ree said...

He's one lucky man! I'm sure he'll love it. =)

Nancy said...

I am SO impressed!
It looks wonderful! I must try!
Happy Valentine's Eve!

Carlie said...

That looks good!

Valerie Griffin said...

looks yummy!

Tiffany said...

Did somebody say vodka? This recipe is definitely a winner!

ruthy ann said...

nice! looks like a good one!

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Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

Cooking with booze - I love it! I love cream sauces - and that sauce looks amazing. Can't wait to see what you bought for Sean :)

ZoƩ said...

That looks absolutely delicious! You've made me hungry... :)

Kathy C. said...

That sounds so yummy!!!

Jin said...

Will you wrap up a plate and send it to North Carolina for me?Thanks in advance!
Happy Valentines Day Faith!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

awesome way to enjoy dinner!

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Yum!! That looks incredible! I haven't made anything with vodka before. I might have to give this a try.

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

YUM one of my favorites!! :)

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Mmmmmm! This looks delectable! I love pasta!

Love & Tangles said...

Oooo, can't wait to try this!

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Cheese with Noodles said...

Oooh, this sure looks good! I've looked through tons of recipes over the past few days and put the ingredients for this one on the shopping list :D Can't wait to try it in a few days!