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Simple and delicious, Penne with Spicy Vodka Cream Sauce is perfect with a simple salad and a glass of red.

Julia Dowling Rutland
Recipe by Coastal Living May 2014

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Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 entrée servings or 8 side dish servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare pasta according to package directions.

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  • Meanwhile, cook pancetta in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove pancetta, and drain on paper towels. Wipe skillet clean.

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in oil, shallots, garlic, and red pepper; sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until shallots are tender.

  • Stir in vodka; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in stock and next 4 ingredients, and simmer 15 more minutes.

  • Reduce heat to low; stir in cream, basil, and pancetta. Cook 2 minutes or until heated through. (Do not boil.) Spoon pasta into serving bowls; top with sauce. Garnish, if desired.

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