Pasta alla Vodka

8
Total Time
29 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
14 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Put this creamy classic back on your dinner menu by cutting fat while upping flavor. Bon Appétit!

Ingredients

olive oil

1 tsp

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

dried tarragon

½ tsp

canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz

canned tomato sauce

8 oz

vodka

2 fl oz, about 1/4 cup

cornstarch

1 tsp

fat free skim milk

½ cup(s)

basil

¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped

uncooked fusilli

8 oz, cooked and kept hot

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add tarragon and stir to coat. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and vodka; simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Dissolve cornstarch in milk and whisk until blended. Add mixture to skillet and simmer 1 minute, until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in basil.
  3. Transfer pasta to four individual shallow bowls. Pour vodka sauce over top and serve hot. Yields about 1 1/3 cups pasta and 2/3 cup sauce per serving.

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