Penne With Tomato Cream

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an easy and elegant main-dish. Don't hesitate to add the vodka. You won't taste it--it just melds the flavors.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In non-stick 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; cook until garlic is golden, about 30 seconds longer.
  4. Stir in tomatoes with their puree, vodka if using, and salt; heat to boiling over high heat.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce has thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Stir in cram and peas; heat to boiling.
  7. Meanwhile, in large sauce pot, cook pasta as label directs.
  8. Drain.
  9. In warm serving bowl, toss pasta with sauce and sprinkle with basil.


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I made this for my hubby tonight, only I just made the sauce and put it on portabello mushroom ravioli. He loved it, and rated it 5 stars....served it with cheese garlic bread, and roasted asparagus and got rave reviews. Only bad thing is, now he's too full to do his chores--but I dont think that warrants a lesser rating =)...

Twitterpated April 15, 2004

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