Garlicky Vodka Alfredo Recipe

  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne rigate
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 7 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • kosher salt to taste
  • ground white pepper to taste
  • 10 leaves fresh basil, torn or shredded
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the garlic in the oil about 3 minutes. Stir in the butter, cream, chicken stock, and vodka; bring to a simmer. Add the Parmesan cheese, Asiago cheese, salt, and pepper; stir. Mix the pasta into the sauce and stir to coat. Allow to simmer about 3 minutes more. Garnish with fresh basil to serve.