A savory saute of sweet red onions, garlic and bacon is deglazed with vodka and simmered with tomatoes and cream to make an opulent sauce to serve over cooked penne.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 1 1/2 large yellow onions
- 5 cloves crushed garlic
- 10 slices bacon, diced
- 2 cups chopped tomatoes
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 fluid ounces vodka
- 12 ounces penne pasta
Cook and drain the penne pasta. Set aside.
In a pan or skillet, sweat thinly sliced onions, crushed garlic and bacon.
Add diced tomato and deglaze (cook until alcohol has evaporated) with vodka. Add crushed tomatoes and cream.
Reduce sauce until thickened and season with salt and pepper. Add to pasta, toss and serve. Bon appetite!