Homemade Vodka Sauce

Carol Perricone


My sister got this recipe from a co-worker many years ago. It is so good, that we make this all the time for our families, and serve it to guests at parties. It is always a hit.

It is easy, and delicious. Try it, you won't be disappointed!


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20 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 16oz box
    penne pasta, cooked and drained
  • 28oz can(s)
    crushed tomatoes
  • 28oz can(s)
    whole tomatoes in tomato sauce
  • 6-8 slice
    prosciutto, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    each, salt, pepper, basil or to taste
  • ·
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
  • ·
    parmesan cheese to taste

How to Make Homemade Vodka Sauce


  1. Cover bottom of a large skillet with a thin layer of olive oil. Saute onion in oil until lightly browned.
  2. In separate skillet, melt a tablespoon of butter and saute prosciutto until lightly browned (be careful not to burn it).
  3. When onion is browned, add both cans of tomatoes, vodka, salt, pepper, and basil. Bring to a low boil.
  4. Add heavy cream, and mix well. Add prosiutto with butter at this time. Check seasonings, and you can add a little more vodka if you want.
  5. Cover pan, and allow sauce to simmer on low for 1 hour.
  6. Meanwhile, cook penne pasta according to package directions, and combine with vodka sauce and parmesan cheese when sauce is done.


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About Homemade Vodka Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Italian

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