Penne alla Vodka

Ingredients
  • 1 pound penne cooked al dente
  • 4 oz pancetta chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup vodka
  • 28 oz whole Italian tomatoes with juices
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese divided
  • 3 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 lb. italian sausage
Directions
  1. Cook garlic in butter over medium low heat until fragrant. Add pancetta and cook 2 more minutes.
  2. Add vodka and cook 2 minutes. Stir in chili flakes and tomatoes slightly breaking up with a spoon. Simmer 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add cream and cook 5 minutes. Add penne and sausage to the sauce and cook 1 minute to combine flavors. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
  5. Place in bowls and top with parsley and remaining parmesan cheese.
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