Vodka Cream Sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
3 tablespoons vodka
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoons fresh basil

1. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, salt, and a pinch of red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until the onions are soft and golden, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
3. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring, until thick, about 2 minutes.
4. Add the vodka and cook until the sauce reduced by half, 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Stir in the cream and cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
6. Stir in the basil and remove from the heat.
7. Top your favorite pasta with the sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan/Romano cheese.

Pictured served over gnocchi and breaded veal.

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