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Crockpot Sun-Dried Tomato Penne Alla Vodka | DonalSkehan.com, Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest's take on an Italian pasta classic.
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Crockpot Sun-Dried Tomato Penne Alla Vodka

February 14

Because you can never have to many pasta dishes in your repetoire and Vodka Penne is one of the best! Check out more of Tieghan’s recipes over on her website – Half Baked Harvest.

  • time 15 mins + slow cook time
  • serves Serves 6
Method
  1. Heat the olive oil, onion, garlic, crushed red pepper, and dried oregano in a large skillet over medium low heat. Cook, stirring often until the onion is soft and the garlic fragrant, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the vodka, raise the heat, and bring the mixture to a boil, boil 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add to the bowl of your crockpot along with the tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and large pinch of salt + pepper. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
  3. Transfer the sauce to a blender and puree until smooth. Return to the crockpot and stir in the the cream and the parmesan. Cook uncovered on high for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and boil the pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain. Divide the pasta among plates and top with the sauce, fresh oregano and grated parmesan. Eat!

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Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil

1 sweet onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced or grated

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 cup vodka 2 (28 ounce) cans whole tomatoes, I like San Marzano

1/2 cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained (see note)

kosher salt and pepper

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 pound penne pasta

4 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

You'll Need

Slow cooker/crock pot

Blender

Saucepan

 

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