Monday, October 09, 2006

Vodka Cream Sauce and Pasta Recipe

Elegant and indulgent, this main dish is perfect for company. Try the iVillage recipe finder for a great dessert to wrap up this meal.

Serving: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

1 stick butter
1/2 cup vodka
3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup romano cheese, grated
1 cup heavy cream
1 14.5 ounce can Italian crushed tomatoes, drained
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pound pasta (shell type or tubular, like penne)

1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, melt butter over high heat until bubbly; add red pepper flakes. In a slow smooth stream add vodka; simmer for 2 minutes. The alcohol burns off, but makes tomatoes "come alive".

2. Add the tomatoes and cheese. Simmer with the two cheeses for three minutes, then add 1 cup of heavy cream and simmer for an additional minute.

3. Combine prepared, drained pasta with sauce and mix completely, serve immediately. Enjoy!

Based on individual serving.
Calories: 700
Total Fat: 37 g
Carbohydrates: 63 g
Protein: 19 g

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