In this recipe, tomato sauce is spiked a few shots of vodka and served with crispy bacon.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes.

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  • Place bacon in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels.

  • Return saucepan to medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to high; add vodka and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by 1/2, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, heavy cream, Worcestershire sauce, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook sauce until thickened, about 10 minutes.

  • Drain pasta; top with the sauce and sprinkle with the bacon, basil, and black pepper.

Cook's Note:

For a lighter meal, use half-and-half instead of heavy cream and opt for whole wheat penne.

Nutrition Facts

527 calories; protein 17.2g; carbohydrates 81.2g; fat 10.1g; cholesterol 25.3mg; sodium 402.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2020
Delicious and easy to make Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2020
Delicious and easy to make Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2018
Delicious! I used more bacon than called for and added just a touch of sugar to the sauce to cut the acidity. The whole family raved over this..a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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