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This is a quick, tasty, and fancy looking dinner that is fairly inexpensive to make. I find that if I spend a little more money and cook nice meals like this regularly, we don't want to go out to eat, saving money in the long run.
Put large pot of water on high heat for pasta. When water boils, add salt and pasta. Cook until al dente and drain.
Meanwhile heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, butter, garlic, and green onions. Saute for 3-5 minutes.
Add vodka and cook to reduce by half, approximately 2-3 minutes.
Add chicken broth and tomatoes. Bring sauce to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir cream into the vodka sauce. When sauce comes to a boil, remove from heat. Toss hot pasta with sauce and basil leaves and serve with a vegetable of your choice. I like to top with some feta cheese or freshly grated Parmesan. It'd also go well with a nice piece of crusty bread as there is usually a little bit of sauce left to sop up.
Source: Original recipe was a Rachael Ray 30 minute dinner. I've made some modifications.
By Stephanie from Hillsboro, OR