Penne alla Vodka
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1 lb Penne
1 Jar Monte’s Sauce
½ Stick of Butter (Quartered)
½ Onion or 1 Full Shallot
1 Cup Heavy Cream
Fresh Herbs & Parmesan for Garnish
Boil a tall pot of water & salt to the salinity of the sea.
Add pasta to boiling water, stirring to prevent sticking.
In a separate pot or sauce pan, add thinly sliced onions or shallots and butter on low simmer, careful not to burn or brown. Optional: Add Calabrian chili or red pepper if you want to spice it up.
Add I jar of Monte's Sauce to the pan with butter and onions and stir.
Add 1 cup of heavy cream to sauce and stir.
Once pasta is Al Dente, use a spider or slotted spoon to move penne into sauce.
Add a half a ladle of pasta water.
Toss penne in sauce, continuing to fold in freshly grated parmesan cheese, until the pasta is well coated.
Turn off heat and gently keep stirring pasta, allowing a few minutes to cool before plating.
Plate & garnish with fresh herbs & freshly grated parmesan.