1/2 container of Marscapone Cheese
2 cups of Parmesan or Asiago Cheese (or both)
1 clove of garlic smashed
1 can of Pastene crushed tomatoes
Fresh Basil (as much as you like)
2 tbs of fresh Italian Parsley chopped
1/2 to 1 cup of chicken stock
1/2 cup of white wine
1/2 stick of butter
2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch of red pepper flake (add more to make Spicy Penne Vodka)
salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot add your cream and we want to reduce this to half (meaning, boil on medium for about 10 minutes, until thick and it becomes half in quantity). Once the cream is reduced add the cheeses and let it all melt in. Set this aside.
In a separate pan, add your butter, oil and garlic. Let the garlic brown up. Add your pepper flake next. To this add your can of crushed tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Let this simmer for about 30 minutes. Once the sauce has cooked, add in your cream mixture and let cook another 10 minutes. Toss with Penne and extra Parmesan Cheese and Romano. Enjoy!
* Looking to make this fancy? Add in chopped lobster, shrimp or crab and serve as a main course.**Add in Italian sausage or grilled chicken if you want to add in some protein.