Pumpkin Penne alla Vodka

Pumpkin Penne alla Vodka

Pumpkin Penne alla Vodka


For 4 Person(s)

For the Pasta:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots, cut into a 1/4 inch dice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound dried penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese


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  2. Put a large skillet over a medium flame and heat the oil. Add the shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté until the shallots have softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato paste and cook until incorporated, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the vodka and cook for 1 minute or until you can no longer smell alcohol.
  5. Add the pumpkin and cook until we’ll incorporated.
  6. Stir in the cream, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  7. Drop the pasta into generously salted boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes less than the package instructions.
  8. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water. Add the pasta and the reserved water to the pan. Toss over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes or until the Sauce thickens slightly.
  9. Turn off the heat and stir in the cheese, allowing the residual heat of the pan to melt the cheese.
  10. Serve with more black pepper and another sprinkle of grated cheese.



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