Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta with Shrimp

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Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta with Shrimp

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Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta with Shrimp


  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 medium onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 pint heavy cream
  • 12 ounces shrimp, deveined with shells off
  • 1/4 cup basil + more for garnishing
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • Parmesan cheese for garnishing


  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and garlic, and cook for 1-2 minutes, until aromatic.
  2. Add onion and seasoning, and cook until softened and slightly translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes and vodka, and simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. In the meantime, bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil, and cook the pasta al dente according to packaging.
  5. To the sauce, add heavy cream and allow to thicken.
  6. Add shrimp and basil to the sauce, and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  7. Add the pasta and 1 cup pasta water to the pan, and stir until evenly coated and the shrimp is fully cooked.
  8. Serve with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.
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