This easy and impressive pasta is always on the menu when my husband and I invite first-time guests over for dinner. Many friends have asked me to make the recipe again years after they first tried it. —Cara Langer, Overland Park, Kansas
4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into strips
1 can (28 ounces) whole plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
1/4 cup vodka
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add prosciutto; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in tomatoes, vodka, salt and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Stir in cream; cook 2-3 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
Drain pasta. Add pasta and cheese to sauce; toss to combine.
Test Kitchen Tips
To keep pasta from sticking together when cooking, use a large pot with plenty of water. Add a little cooking oil if desired (this also prevents boiling over).
There’s nothing like fresh pasta. The process may seem intimidating, but it’s actually very easy to do! All you need is a little time. To get a jump on it, make dough 2 to 3 days in advance and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to roll it out.