Vodka Pasta Oriecchette

by Katie of:
INGREDIENTS:
1 pound box Oriecchette pasta
1 c. diced pancetta (slices or chunks)
1 T. olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped or 2-3 shallots
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. vodka
2 small cans tomato puree
2 pint containers heavy cream
1 c. pecorino romano cheese., plus additional 1/2 c. for garnish
1/2 fresh basil, plus more for garnish
 

DIRECTIONS:
Boil large pot of water for oriecchette pasta and cook pasta according to pasta directions.  Saute pancetta in large skillet over medium heat until almost done, then add onions and garlic.  Saute until onions are transluscent then add vodka.  Reduce sauce by half and then add tomato puree and cream. Stir together with whisk, then add cheese.  Drain pasta when finished, then pour right into
 
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