Ingredients: One pound box bow tie pasta; one 22 ounce can crushed tomatoes; one 12 ounce package Hillshire Farm precooked smoked sausage; 1/4 cup vodka; 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream; 1 tablespoon olive oil; 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic; 1 large red bell pepper; 1/4 tsp. garlic salt; 1/4 tsp. pepper; 2 tablespoons chopped basil
Directions: Boil water for pasta and cook noodles according to package directions. While noodles are cooking, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, red pepper, and sausage. Turn heat to medium low. Cook for 6-9 minutes, stirring occasionally. When sausage is browned on both sides, and garlic and pepper are tender, remove from heat. In a medium size saucepan, bring the vodka and heavy whipping cream to a boil over medium heat. When it starts to boil, reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until liquid is reduced in half. Add the crushed tomatoes, garlic salt, and pepper and heat for 2 additional minutes. Drain noodles. Add to the pan with the sausage. Add the sauce. Mix until combined. Garnish with basil. Serves approximately 6.