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Total Time
45mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

Outstanding flavor in a chunky sauce !

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil & butter in heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, cover & cook until onion is translucent, stirring occasionally ~ 5 minutes. Then add garlic, crushed red pepper, mushrooms & cook for another 2 - 3 minutes.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes & enough of the liquid from tomatoes to make 5 cups of tomato mixture & cook for ~ 3 minute
  3. Stir in vodka & cook for ~ 10 minute on low heat stirring often.
  4. Add fresh chopped basil; salt & pepper (to taste) & olives. Simmer gently, uncovered, add heavy cream & stir until sauce thickens.
  5. ( Sauce should be coarse/thick but, not too chunky).
  6. Add sauce to Penne; top with ~ 3/4 cup grated cheese & leave rest of cheese for additional topping.
  7. For 1 Lb of Penne reduce tomatoes; cream; vodka by half & garlic to 7 cloves.