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Penne ?? la Vodka Casserole

Emeril Lagasse's Latest Potluck Recipes

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Servings:8
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Emeril Lagasse showed off his Penne ?? la Vodka Casserole, a recipe from his new book "Emeril Lagasse's Potluck," on Good Morning America.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, cut crosswise into 1-inch slices
  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage, cut crosswise into 1-inch slices
  • 4 cups onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 2 cans whole tomatoes (16-ounce), crushed with their juice
  • 1 teaspoon Emeril's Original Essence
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmigano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese (grated)
  • Crusty bread, for serving
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

    Heat 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet or saucepan over high heat. Add the sausages and cook, stirring, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the onions, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and the black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are just soft, about 4 minutes. Add the basil and garlic, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the vodka and tomatoes, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes. Add the Essence and heavy cream, stir to mix, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

    To cook the pasta, combine 4 quarts water, the olive oil, and the remaining teaspoon salt in a large pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, add the pasta, and cook until al dente, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from the heat and drain well. Combine half of the ricotta cheese and half of the Parmigiano-Reggiano with the remaining 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Add the pasta and toss to coat evenly. Add the sausage mixture and mix well. Add the remaining ricotta cheese and the remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano and mix well.

    Transfer the mixture to a 9 X 13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese. Bake until bubbly and golden, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven. Serve warm with crusty bread.

    Recipes courtesy of Emeril Lagasse's Emeril's Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked-Up Attitude copyright ?? 2004.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: italian sausage, garlic, basil, ricotta cheese

    Course: Dinner, Casserole, Lunch, Main Course


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