Sunday, July 4, 2010

Penne alla Betsy alla Laura

This recipe is a Pioneer Woman recipe modified. It can be found on page 188 of her cookbook or here.

1 pound penne pasta
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped - 1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce (14.5 ounces)
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped parsley
6 basil leaves, cut in chiffonade

Cook penne until al dente. Drain and set aside.
Heat oil and butter in sauce pan.
Add onion and garlic. Saute until onion is translucent.
Add chicken stock and simmer.
Pour in tomato sauce and stir.
Reduce heat.
Pour in cream and stir.
Add basil and parsley. Stir.
Add cooked pasta and stir gently.
Add more broth if too thick.
Season well.
You can add shrimp, chicken, bacon, sausage or olives. Dress it up, dress it down. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top... YUM!

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