Vegan Penne Alla Vodka

January  2, 2021
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Photo by nicolelupu
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 9 minutes
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

Easy, creamy and comforting pasta for a quick weeknight dinner! —nicolelupu

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound penne pasta (cooked according to package directions)
  • 1/4 yellow onion (finely diced)
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 2 cups marinara sauce (pureed, use your favorite kind or make homemade)
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pasta water
  • 2 tablespoons cashew cream
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas (organic if possible)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and add diced onion and cook over medium-low heat until softened about 5 mins, then add in garlic and sauté until fragrant (don't let it burn) and then slowly add in your vodka and cook until it begins to reduce slightly.
  3. Add in the pureed marinara, tomato paste and cook about 3 mins to bring flavors together, then add in your cashew cream and pasta water and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Add frozen peas and combine, these will cook in 2-3 mins from frozen in the warm sauce.
  5. Add cooked hot pasta into the sauce pan with vodka sauce and peas and toss to combine, season with chili flakes if desired.

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