For dinner last night, I was home alone and I wanted something comforting and warm, a big bowl of pasta sounded perfect. I haven't made penne a la vodka in a while, and I had all of the supplies on hand, so I decided to go for that rather than pesto, and I added in some peas at the end.
Rigatoni a la Vodka with Peas
1/2 lb . Rigatoni
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
1/2 c. vodka
1 28 oz can san marzano tomatoes, crushed
1/4 - 1/2 c. fat free 1/2 and 1/2
1/4 c. parmesan cheese, grated
10 basil leaves, chiffonaded
1 c. frozen peas
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt heavily, cook pasta to al dente.
In a large skillet over medium, sweat out garlic and onions with salt and pepper for 5 minutes. Add vodka, cook off alcohol. Add tomatoes and cream, bring to a simmer.
Toss in pasta and peas, bring back to a bubble. Top with cheese and basil.