This simple recipe is easy enough for a weeknight meal. It also makes a nice dish for entertaining.

1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp (1 mL) red pepper flakes
2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil
2/3 cup (150 mL) vodka
1 can (14 oz / 398 mL) crushed tomatoes
1 cup (250 mL) whipping cream
16 oz (500 g) penne pasta, cooked and drained
2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh parsley
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

To prepare sauce, sauté onion, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes in oil for 5 minutes. Stir in vodka and simmer 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and cream. Simmer gently over low heat for 5 minutes. Place hot cooked pasta in a bowl and toss with sauce. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Serves 4 - 6.

Last updated on February 15, 2019