Penne Alla Vodka

Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1 cup pasta • Calories: 356 •

  • 2 tsp butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 3 oz prosciutto, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 12 oz uncooked (6 cups cooked) whole wheat penne pasta

In a large sauté pan heat butter on a low flame. Add garlic and shallots and sauté until soft, about 2 minutes.

Add prosciutto and red pepper flakes and cook another minute. Add tomatoes, vodka, salt and pepper and cook on low, covered about 20 minutes. Add basil and half and half,mix well and cook another 5 minutes.

Serve this over pasta and top with grated cheese.

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