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Easy Creamy Vodka Sauce

Creamy tomato-y vodka sauce: the perfect not-so-fancy but still a little fancy weeknight dinner of your dreams
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: noodles, pasta
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 6 oz rigatoni
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp vodka
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional Toppings

  • fresh basil
  • burrata

Instructions

  • Cook the rigatoni 1-2 minutes shy of al dente in a large pot of salted water over high heat. Save 3/4 cup pasta water and drain well. The rigatoni will continue to cook in the sauce.
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  • Meanwhile, while the pasta is cooking, make the sauce. In a sauté or frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until soft, 1-2 minutes.
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  • Stir in the tomato paste and cook until slightly caramelized.
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  • Stir in the vodka and simmer until slightly reduced.
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  • Add in the cream and bring to a simmer over medium high heat.
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  • When slightly thick, add the cooked pasta. Cook, stirring, until the pasta is al dente and the sauce is velvety and clings to the pasta, 1-2 minutes. Season to taste.
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  • Enjoy with fresh basil and burrata, if using.
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