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Make an easy pasta dish by adding vodka, whipping cream, and garlic to jarred pasta sauce and sprinkling with basil and Parmesan cheese.

Mary Ann Mariotti, Plainfield, Illinois
Recipe by Southern Living January 2007

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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  • Prepare pasta according to package directions, using 1 to 2 tsp. salt in water, if desired. Set aside.

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots, and sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in vodka. Return to heat; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in broth, pasta sauce, and tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Bring sauce to a low boil over medium heat; reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 to 18 minutes. Stir in whipping cream, and cook 4 to 5 more minutes. Stir in hot cooked pasta.

  • Place pasta mixture in a large serving platter or bowl, and sprinkle with basil and, if desired, freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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