Spicy Vodka Sauce for Pasta

MarthaRayDeen . Recipe

By MarthaRayDeen . MarthaRayDeen

I typically make this Vodka sauce when serving my Parmesan Chicken, but it goes wonderfully with shrimp dishes or alone as a side. Use your favorite Vodka and enjoy a "dash" of the Vodka while you're cooking :P


Recipe Rating:
 13 Ratings
Serves:
6-8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The flavors in this are just right. There's a hint of cayenne, but the heat is not at all overwhelming. It's a wonderfully flavorful sauce fit for a special meal.

Ingredients

1 medium
onion, chopped
2 medium
celery stalks, chopped
3 clove
garlic, minced
1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1/4 lb
prosciutto or cooked bacon (very finely chopped)
3/4 c
vodka (of a quality you would drink)
28 oz
canned, crushed tomatoes
1/4 tsp
oregano, dried flakes
2 Tbsp
parsley, freshly chopped
1 Tbsp
basil, dried (you can use fresh as well)
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 c
half and half

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, celery, and garlic in oil; stir until soft. Add prosciutto (or cooked bacon) and vodka. Simmer until almost all liquid is gone.
2
Add tomatoes, cayenne, and herbs. Simmer for 10 minutes.
3
Stir in half and half, and heat for 3 minutes.
4
Meanwhile, cook pasta (of your choice--I used Penne) in boiling salted water until done. Drain. Serve sauce over noodles.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Gravies, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy