Pasta is by no means an inferior meal, it’s a quick and cheap go-to for a huge majority of us, and rightly so as the options for experimentation are endless!
This is something a little different to the usual Tomato/Cheese based sauces as it uses Vodka for its main point of flavour, but it is balanced beautifully with tomato and cheese as side notes instead.
This is really quick to throw together, and is an impressive meal for a get together when you want a more upmarket Pasta dish.
You can add Italian Sausage, Pancetta or smoked bacon if you wish, even chicken will fit in to this dish perfectly. Just sauté the meat off first before the onion and garlic.
If you want a bit more of a veggie boost, add a few handfuls of Spinach at the end, or even some grated courgette!
250g penne pasta
½ a small onion (diced)
2 clove garlic (crushed and chopped)
200ml of passata or tinned tomatoes
1 sprig of fresh basil (shredded)
40g parmesan (grated)
1 tsp butter
Pinch chilli flakes
Sea salt and racked black pepper
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