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Penne al la healthier Vodka & Roasted Brussel Sprouts

January 22, 2012

Ok, you caught me.  One of my guilty pleasures is creamy pasta sauces.  I’ve done a few healthier versions of creamy sauces (like the sage and roasted garlic white sauce and sweet potato cream sauce), but tonight I just didn’t want to even have to think.  I’m pretty sure this is the easiest recipe on my whole blog!

Vodka Sauce Ingredients
4 cups roasted garlic marinara (I used Trader Joes)
1 cup vodka
1.5 cup fat free evaporated milk (from a can)
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Combine marinara, vodka and milk and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Stir in parmesan cheese.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts
4 whole brussel sprouts per person, cleaned and quartered
Olive Oil
Seasoning Salt (your favorite blend)

Coat brussel sprouts in olive oil and seasoning salt.  Roast at 400 degrees until they are slightly browned (about 20 minutes, sometimes more depending on the size of your sprouts.)

Cook 1.5 lb. whole wheat penne to box instructions for firm.  Add the pasta into the hot sauce and let cook on low heat for 2 more minutes.

Serve brussel sprouts either on top of the pasta, or as a side.  Don’t forget a final sprinkle of parm!

Fast, tasty and low in calories.

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