Dairy Free Penne Alla Vodka
Creamy, dairy free, and full of rich tomato, garlic, and onion flavor: This pasta dish is so easy and rewarding to enjoy for lunch or dinner.
Save this recipe for your next date night and your partner will be impressed!
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ½ cup warm water
- 3 tbsp Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 shallot, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ⅓ cup Napoleon Tomato Paste
- ¼ cup vodka
- 1 lb Montebello Organic Penne Pasta (or gluten free pasta if desired)
- Reserved pasta water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Red pepper flakes, to garnish
Make the Cashew CreamCombine the cashews and warm water in a high speed blender. Blend on high for about 1-2 minutes until smooth. Add more water if needed to achieve a thick cream consistency. Set aside.
Cook the PastaCook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve one cup of the pasta water before straining the pasta.
Saute the AromaticsWhile the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the shallot and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring often.
Stir in the VodkaAdd the tomato paste and saute for another two minutes. Pour in the vodka and stir until evaporated.
Mix the Pasta with the SaucePour the cooked pasta into the pan with the sauce, along with ½ cup of cashew cream, ½ cup of the reserved pasta water, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Stir until combined, adding more pasta water as needed.
Taste and ServeTaste and adjust salt and pepper if desired.