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Penne alla Vodka

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Penne alla Vodka

Penne alla Vodka

Course: Dinner
Keyword: gluten-free pasta, pasta, penne

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Ancient Harvest Gluten Free Pasta
  • 1/2 cup cashews, soaked
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 14 ounce can crushed or chopped or diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup veggie broth or milk as needed
  • 3/4 cup chopped white or yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste (more to deepen the flavor)
  • Optional: ¼ cup vegan parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • Add the cashews to a bowl and cover with boiling water.
  • Mince the garlic, chop the onion, and add to a sauté pan with 2 tbsp of the olive oil.
  • Sauté until lightly golden brown, about 5 to 10 minutes over medium/low heat.
  • Reduce heat to low, pour in the vodka and let simmer for about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a blender or food processor. Add in the drained and rinsed cashews, the rest of the olive oil, and all remaining ingredients except for the basil.
  • Process until completely smooth.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
  • Pour the sauce back into the sauté pan. If using the parmesan cheese, stir it in and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Combine with the cooked pasta and stir until well incorporated.
  • Top with fresh basil and enjoy.
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