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You Won’t Be Single For Long Vodka Cream Pasta


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Today I’m going to share a recipe that was passed among friends.  I’m not sure where this one came from, but it is a real keeper.   The name comes from the thought that the way to a guys heart is through his stomach.  You feed him this dish and you’ll have to chase him off with a stick.  It’s simple, pretty quick to prepare, and tastes great!  Here you go….

You Won’t Be Single For Long Vodka Cream Pasta


  • Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 12 oz pasta; such as penne rigate
  • 1 tbls virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbls butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots; minced
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (18 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 20 leaves fresh basil; shredded or torn


Put a large pot of water over high heat for the pasta.  When water boils add salt and penne.  Cook according to pkg directions to al dente.  Drain

Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add olive oil, butter, garlic, and shallots.  Gently sauté 3 to 5 minutes to develop their sweetness.  Add vodka and cook to reduce to half, 2 to 3 minutes.  Add chicken broth and tomatoes.  Bring sauce to a bubble, then reduce heat to simmer.  Season with salt and pepper.

Stir cream into the vodka sauce.  When sauce returns to a bubble, remove from heat.  Toss hot pasta with sauce and basil leaves.  Serve immediately along with crusty bread.  Enjoy!

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