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13 INGREDIENTS9 STEPS2HR 15MIN

Ina Garten’s Pasta Alla Vecchia Bettola (Vodka Sauce)

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If you’re a penne alla vodka fan, this one’s for you. And I promise to pass no judgement if you use the full cup of cream. Go big. You won’t be disappointed you did.
2HR 15MIN
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Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
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Ingredients

US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
1/4 cup
1
Medium  Spanish Onion , chopped
2 1/2 cups once chopped
3 cloves
Garlic , minced
1/4 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
up to 1/2 tsp for a spicy sauce
1/2 Tbsp
(optional)
1 cup
2 cans
(28 oz)
Whole Peeled Plum Tomatoes
to taste
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
3 1/2 cups
Penne Pasta
1/4 cup
Finely Chopped  Fresh Basil , divided
or Fresh Oregano
1/4 cup
Heavy Cream
up to 1 cup
to taste
Grated  Parmigiano-Reggiano
or Pecorino

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
728
FAT
20.4 g
PROTEIN
15.5 g
CARBS
87.9 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Step 2
Heat the Olive Oil (1/4 cup) in a large oven proof sauté pan over medium heat, add the Spanish Onion (1) and Garlic (3 clove) and cook for about 5 minutes until translucent.
Step 3
Add the Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/4 teaspoon) and Dried Oregano (1 1/2 teaspoon) and cook for a minute more. Add the Vodka (1 cup) and continue cooking until the mixture is reduced by half, about 5 to 7 minutes more.
Step 4
Meanwhile, drain the Whole Peeled Plum Tomatoes (2 can) through a sieve. Put on an apron and crush the tomatoes into the pan with your hands — careful here...you might make a mess all over your oven. Add Kosher Salt (to taste) and a pinch of Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and place it in the oven for 1½ hours.
Step 5
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil and cook the Penne Pasta (0.75 pound) al dente. Drain and set aside.
Step 6
Place the tomato mixture in a blender or food processor and purée in batches until the sauce is a smooth consistency. Place potholders or dishtowels around the handles of your pot to prevent burning your hands in the next step. Return sauce to the pan.
Step 7
Reheat the sauce, add Fresh Basil (2 tablespoon) and Heavy Cream (1/4 cup) to make the sauce a creamy consistency — start with a quarter cup; taste; add more as necessary. Add Kosher Salt (to taste) and Fresh Ground Black Pepper ( to taste), and simmer for 10 minutes.
Step 8
Toss the pasta into the sauce and cook for 2 minutes more.
Step 9
Stir in a generous handful of Parmigiano-Reggiano (to taste). Serve with an additional sprinkle of cheese and a sprinkle of Fresh Basil (2 tablespoon) divided between each plate.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
728
% Daily Value*
Fat
20.4 g
26%
Saturated Fat
5.7 g
29%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
19.7 mg
7%
Carbohydrates
87.9 g
32%
Fiber
7.4 g
26%
Sugars
14.4 g
--
Protein
15.5 g
31%
Sodium
52.0 mg
2%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
174.1 mg
13%
Iron
8.0 mg
44%
Potassium
296.7 mg
6%
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