Penne with a rich, spicy pink sauce. Save it for special occasions. Your family or friends will think you slaved for hours to create it. Increase or decrease the red pepper flakes to your taste.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 (16 ounce) packages penne pasta
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/3 cups vodka
- 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, drained
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. stir in vodka and red pepper flakes; heat for 2 minutes. Increase heat to high, and add drained tomatoes; cook, stirring to break up tomatoes for 5 minutes. Stir in heavy cream, reduce heat to medium high, and cook, stirring for 5 minutes, or until sauce thickens. Stir in grated Parmesan cheese until blended. Toss with cooked penne until evenly coated.