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Penne with Vodka Sauce Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Matthew & Benjamin Young

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
cup olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, diced
tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp dried oregano
1 cup vodka
2 (28 ounce) cans peeled tomatoes
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
pound penne pasta
4 tbsp fresh oregano
to 1 cup heavy cream
cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions:
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Heat the olive oil in large oven proof saute pan over medium heat add the onions and garlic and cook for about 5 minute until translucent. Add the red pepper flakes and dried oregano for 1 minute more. Add the
vodka and continue cooking until the mixture is reduced by half.
3. Meanwhile, drain the tomatoes through a sieve and crush them into the pan with your hands.
4. Add 2 tsp salt and a pinch of black pepper.
5. Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid and place it in the oven for 1 hours. Remove the pan from the oven
and let cool for 15 minutes.
6. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta al dente.
7. Drain and set aside.
8. Place the tomato mixture in a blender and puree in batches until the sauce is a smooth consistency. Return to the pan.
9. Reheat the sauce, add 2 tbsp fresh oregano and enough heavy cream to make the sauce a creamy consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste, and simmer for 10 minutes.
10. Toss the pasta into the sauce and cook for 2 minutes more. Stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan.

 

 

 

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