San Marzano Penne Vodka

San Marzano Penne Vodka

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Brianna Düren 1

"This is one of my favorite recipes to make. I worked at a authentic Italian restaurant and my boss showed me how to make this. I have been making it now for 8 years and I can not get enough of it!"

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 486 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 486 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 60.5g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 13.1 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 346 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in penne and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain. Transfer to a serving dish.
  2. Pour canned tomatoes into skillet over medium heat; stir in tomato sauce, vodka, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer sauce, stirring occasionally, until alcohol is completely cooked off, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in cream and simmer until heated through, about 5 more minutes. Remove sauce from heat.
  3. Pour sauce over penne pasta; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • This sauce is not sweet, just so you know. Some people prefer it sweet but that's not how this recipe is. Also, I recommend putting a teaspoon of sugar in the sauce to reduce the acidity of the tomatoes.
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Seth Kolloen
2/19/2013

Terrific. I loved it and so did my girlfriend. - I added about a teaspoon of red pepper flakes for a little extra spice, - I used angel hair pasta b/c that's what I had on hand - I added a teaspoon of sugar as suggested Otherwise left as is. Really tasty. Thanks, Brianna!

Jen
11/28/2012

This recipe was delish! I made a cple changes to make it a little sweet tho, I added sugar as I went to make it to my liking but overall very good! mI have made it several times and its always a hit.

Clederman
2/5/2014

This was heavenly! I altered it a little bit, using crushed tomatoes and adding a teaspoon of sugar. This recipe is definitely on my list of keepers! So delicious!