Fusilli alla Vodka

1 to 2 boxes of Fusilli Pasta

3 tbsp of unsalted butter

1 medium onion, diced

3 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced

Salt and pepper

1 6 ounce (170g) tomato paste

1 14 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes

1/4 cup vodka, add more if desired

1 cup heavy cream

Parmesan 

Red pepper flakes  

Directions

1. In a saucepan or dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook till soft and add salt and pepper

2. Add tomato paste and stir until thick. Then add the peeled tomatoes with liquid and stir while crushing the tomatoes with a spoon. Cook for 10 mins until thickened

3. Meanwhile cook your pasta, 6 to 8 mins. Drain then set aside. Reserve 1 cup pasta water if needed for the sauce 

4. Add cream to the sauce and mix. With an immersion blender or blender, blend the sauce until smooth. Season if needed and add the vodka and stir

5. Add pasta to serving bowls and add sauce. Top with parmesan 

Note: Making 2 boxes of pasta would be perfect for the amount of sauce it called for. If you're making only 1 box of pasta then we suggest serving the sauce when needed. 

This recipe was taken from Serious Eats. To view their version click here

 

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