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Penne With Creamy Vodka Sauce

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“Oh, YUM! I got this from Campbell's Fall Family Favorites magazine...I just HAD to try it -- what with 4 kids and all, I was hoping to "knock them out" with the Vodka! (JUST KIDDING!!!!! LOL!!!!!) No, but seriously, I saw Emeril make something similar to this, so I tried this simplified version, and it was GOOD! Even the kids liked it (although they would have frowned if I told them I put Vodka in it...Hee hee!) NOTE: I usually add 1/2 lb. pepperoni slices, cut into 1/4" strips to the sauce.”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Drain well. Return pasta to the saucepot, add salt & pepper to tast and 1 tablespoons butter.
  2. In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan, stir the pasta sauce, vodka, basil, and red pepper flakes. Heat over medium heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and gently stir in the cream.
  3. Pour the sauce over the paste. Toss to coat.
  4. Spoon pasta into a serving bowl and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.

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