Penne with Creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce Recipe

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Submitted by amays3402

Makes 6 servings



A whole wheat penne dish with creamy tomato vodka sauce

Recipe Ingredients for Penne with Creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce

12 oz dry Whole Wheat Penne
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
1 tablespoon minced or chopped garlic
28 ounce can Italian-style diced tomatoes (or similar)
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
3/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup vodka
1 cup fat free half and half
1 cup low fat milk
1/2 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Penne with Creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce

  1. 1. Start a large pot of lightly salted water boiling. Add the pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain the noodles in a colander.

  2. 2. Meanwhile, start heating the olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until tender (about 2-3 minutes). Stir in the canned tomatoes (breaking up the tomatoes with a fork if using canned whole tomatoes). Stir in the crushed red pepper (if desired), basil, salt and pepper, bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to simmer and let cook for 8-10 minutes more.

  3. 3. Stir in the vodka and simmer 10 minutes more. Stir the fat-free half-and-half and milk into the tomato mixture and let the mixture simmer another 8-10 minutes. Toss the sauce with the hot penne pasta and sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.

Categories

Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 310.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
379
Calories from Fat
76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.4g
13%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Sodium
703mg
29%
Potassium
113mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
56.2g
19%
Dietary Fiber
7.4g
30%
Sugars
12.5g
Protein
15.0g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 25% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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