Penne Pasta with Vodka Cream Sauce

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Cook Time: 30 min


1 1/2  pound  uncooked penne pasta

2  tablespoon  olive oil

1 cup  finely chopped onion

2  teaspoon  salt, divided

~1/2  teaspoon  crushed red pepper

2  garlic clove, minced

1  cup  vodka

1/2  cup  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

1 (28-ounce) can no-salt-added Crushed tomatoes, undrained

1/2  cup  whipping cream

3  tablespoons  thinly sliced fresh basil

Jumbo Lump Crab Meat


1) Cook the pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and keep warm.

2) Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. If using bacon cook halfway, then add onion to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until tender.

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3) Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add vodka; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until liquid is reduced by about half.

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4) Stir in 1 teaspoon salt, broth, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes.

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5) Stir in cream. Cook 2 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly.

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6)Add Crab Meat Remove from heat. Stir in cooked pasta, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and basil. Serve immediately.

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