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    There’s no need to order takeout from your neighborhood restaurant when this beloved, easy-to-assemble Italian-American classic gets dinner on the table in no time. Adding pancetta brings a salty smokiness, but if you leave it out, you’re still in for a quick and flavorful dish. If you’re feeling ambitious, the pasta is delightful with Caesar salad or garlic bread, but it’s also satisfying enough to take centerstage. Put on some Puccini, open up a bottle of red and you’re guaranteed a more relaxed dining experience than the one you might get at the local red-and-white checkered-tablecloth joint.

    Ingredients

    • Kosher salt
    • 1 pound rigatoni or penne pasta
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 ounces diced pancetta, optional
    • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
    • 3/4 cup vodka
    • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 3/4 cup heavy cream
    • 1/4 cup grated Grana Padano or Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
    • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh oregano
    • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped Italian parsley

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 860 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 34 g 53.03%
    • Saturated Fat: 15 g 75.24%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 84 mg 27.86%
    • Sodium: 556 mg 23.17%
    • Calcium: 63 mg 6.32%
    • Potassium: 253 mg 7.24%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 22.11%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 87 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 15.49%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 28 g
    • Alcohol: 14 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 19.21%
    • Vitamin C 29.64%
    • Vitamin D 7.09%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch6
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol1
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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