Heat a large pot of water to boil for pasta.

Rachael Ray 8-Quart Oval Covered Pasta Pot with Pour Spout

8-Quart Oval Covered Pasta Pot with Pour Spout

Rachael Ray 8-Quart Oval Covered Pasta Pot with Pour Spout

If you’re roasting red peppers, blacken them under high heat of broiler or over open flame. Cover peppers, then peel, seed and chop.

Heat EVOO in saucepot or Dutch oven, 3 turns of the pan, add fresh peppers, onions, garlic, roasted peppers, salt and pepper. Partially cover the pot and softener 5 minutes, then uncover, add vodka and reduce by half. Add the tomatoes, passata, brine and hot peppers and stir in torn basil. Lower heat and stir in the cream.

Boil pasta in salted water 1 minute less than package directions, reserve ½ cup salty water and drain. Combine the pasta, sauce and cheese and top with a few small leaves of basil.

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