This incredibly easy-to-prepare Penne Alla Vodka is one of the most flavorful kinds of pasta with penne pasta tossed in a tomato-vodka cream sauce. You will be blown away at these delicious this dish is.
Penne alla vodka is a pasta dish featuring penne pasta tossed in a tomato and cream-based sauce with vodka in it. This pasta is the dish that made me fall in love with pasta. Since I was a kid, I only had spaghetti and meatballs to this point. This recipe has a few variations depending on where you are eating it and who is making it. Classically there will be pancetta, onions, and chiles in the sauce.
The origins of this pasta are contested by a couple of different sources who claim they created the dish. First, Orsini restaurant in New York City claims they invented the dish in the 1970s. Second, a Columbia University graduate also said he made it in the 1980s. Then, finally, in Italy, there are two cookbooks written by Italian authors who say they created the vodka sauce. Regardless of where it came from, I can assure you, that you are in for a treat.
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Ingredients for this recipe:
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• ¼ pound large diced pancetta
• 1 peeled and small diced yellow onion
• 1 seeded and small diced Fresno pepper
• ¼ cup vodka
• 28 ounces whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand
• 1 cup heavy whipping cream
• ½ cup shredded pecorino Romano cheese + more for garnish
• 4 torn fresh basil leaves
• 1 pound dry penne rigate
• sea salt and pepper to taste
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