It’s officially winter and all I want to do on a freezing cold day is wrap myself up in a big blanket and sit on the couch by the crackling fireplace in my cozy PJs while watching Stranger Things with a huge bowl of this Penne Alla Vodka in front of me. Nothing is better than a giant bowl of penne pasta tossed in a luscious tomato sauce and topped with tons of grated parmesan, a generous pinch of sea salt, and loads of freshly ground pepper! I mean, this is the ultimate comfort food, hands down.
For those of you wondering, all of the alcohol in the vodka is cooked out in the flaméing process and is used to emulsify the cream with the tomatoes to make the most delicious sauce ever! This rich sauce is really easy to make, comes together in no time, and is packed with tons of flavor from the tomatoes, vodka, red chili flakes, parmesan and the other yummy ingredients. After just one taste, you will want to top the sauce on just about everything like on pizza, on gnocchi, or even to just drink it plain…I won’t judge!