Penne With Vodka Sauce & Capicola

Recipe by AZPARZYCH
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Cook penne until just tender, 12 minutes or according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, cook capicola (or pancetta) in a large saucepan over medium heat until crisp, about 4 minutes.
  • Drain on a paper towel.
  • Return the saucepan to medium-low heat; add onion and garlic and cook until the onion is translucent, about 1 minute.
  • Increase heat to high; add vodka and bring to a boil.
  • Boil until reduced by about half, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes, half-and-half, Worcestershire sauce and crushed red pepper to taste; reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Drain the pasta; serve topped with the sauce and sprinkled with the capicola (or pancetta), basil and pepper.
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