Penne With Vodka Sauce
Recipe from Family Circle

Vodka and Canadian bacon set this tomato sauce apart from other spaghetti sauces. The result is a robustly flavored pasta recipe perfect for winter meals.

Penne With Vodka Sauce

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  • 2   teaspoons 
    olive oil
  • 1   medium 
    onion, chopped
  • 2   tablespoons 
    water (optional)
  • 6   ounces 
    lean Canadian bacon, diced
  • 1/4  cup 
  • 1   pound 
    penne or other short-shape pasta
  • 1   can 
    (15 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1   can 
    (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 12   
    Kalamata olives, pitted and quartered
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
  • 3   tablespoons 
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2  cup 
    fat-free half-and-half
  • 1/4  cup 
    loosely packed fresh basil leaves, shredded
Bring large pot of lightly salted water to boiling.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 10 minutes, until softened, adding water if needed to prevent sticking. Add Canadian bacon and vodka; cook 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium.
Add pasta to boiling water; cook until al dente, tender yet firm.
Meanwhile, add tomatoes, tomato sauce, olives, sugar, salt and pepper to skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring, 12 minutes.
Drain pasta; transfer to bowl.
Add Parmesan, half-and-half and basil to skillet; heat through. Toss with hot pasta. Serve. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 397, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 13, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 63, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 17, sodium (mg) 919, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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