1 medium onion, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 T olive oil
2 T butter
1 cup vodka
1 10.75 oz can tomato puree
1 cup heavy cream (sorry, no substitutes)
salt and pepper to taste
red pepper flakes to taste (a pinch does me fine)
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (get the good stuff)
1 pound bow tie pasta
Cook the pasta al dente, drain.
In a large skillet over medium heat, add oil and butter.
Add onion and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes.
Add vodka. Cook for 3 minutes.
Stir in tomato puree.
Reduce heat to low and stir in cream.
Add seasonings and heat through.
Pour over pasta and add Parmesan cheese. Toss together.
Garnish with more cheese if you like. (I like!)
Fast, easy, impressive. Let others think you've toiled away in the kitchen.