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Shrimp Penne with Creamy Vodka Tomato Sauce

Vodka brightens the flavor in this classic creamy tomato sauce, 
but you won’t taste the alcohol – it simmers off during cooking.
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Shrimp Penne with Creamy Vodka Tomato Sauce

Shrimp Penne with Creamy Vodka Tomato Sauce

  • Duration
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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz 
whole-wheat penne pasta
  • 1 tbsp 
olive oil
  • 1 small 
yellow onion, 
finely chopped
  • 2 cloves 
garlic, sliced
  • 1 18-oz 
BPA-free jar unsalted crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup vodka
  • Pinch 
red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb 
medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp 
sea salt
  • ¼ tsp 
ground black pepper
  • ½ cup 
chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup 
grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

1. Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan on medium-high, heat oil. Add onions and sauté until translucent, 4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, vodka and pepper flakes and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until flavors meld, 10 minutes.

3. To sauce, add shrimp, cream, 
salt and black pepper. Continue to cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are 
cooked through, 5 minutes. Stir 
in cooked pasta, basil and cheese.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1¼ cups
  • Calories: 434
  • Carbohydrate Content: 54 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 180 mg
  • Fat Content: 12 g
  • Fiber Content: 7 g
  • Protein Content: 32 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Sodium Content: 502 mg
  • Sugar Content: 8 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g