Friday, May 23, 2014

Vodka, Italian Sausage and Penne Blush

1 pound Italian Sausage, crumbled, cooked and drained. Keep warm and set aside.
1 pound Penne
1/4 cup butter
1 cup Vodka
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup tomato paste
1 cup parmesan cheese
3 tsp. red pepper flakes (more if you like it spicy)
salt and pepper to taste.
Parsley for garnish.

Boil pasta in a large saucepan for 12 minutes. You want to al dente. Meanwhile heat butter in a large Dutch Oven or skillet on medium. (you want it large enough to hold all the ingredients) Add the Vodka and allow to simmer for 3 minutes, then add the cream, tomato paste, parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and cooked sausage. Allow to simmer 4 minutes. Toss in cooked pasta, stir until heated. Serve hot and garnish with parsley.

This recipe serves 4,  I make it for the two of us and freeze left overs. We like more sauce,  so we doubled on the sauce.

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