Vodka Pasta

Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

So simple and so good! I'm a traditionalist and usually cook my sauce all day, but, we now have this 1 X wk and several finicky friends also love the taste (none knew it had vodka) I like using Barilla Pipette pasta for a change in looks

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  1. Melt butter in a medium skillet.
  2. add pepper flakes---cook over med high heat 1 minute.
  3. add garlic cook 1 min (don't let it become brown).
  4. MOVE OFF HEAT add vodka.
  5. cook on high 2 minute.
  6. add tomatoes cook 2 minute.
  7. add cream & cream cheese, cook 2 minute.
  8. Adjust hot pepper or add salt if you think it's necessary.
  9. Drain cooked pasta, add to sauce, toss to mix, cook 1 minute covered, put into serving bowl, top with parmesean and chopped parsley.
  10. (We like our pasta wet not dry, you may find this enough sauce for a pound of pasta, but not us).
  11. Serve with salad and crunchy italian bread.