homemade vodka sauce

a recipe by
Carol Perricone
Massapequa Park, NY

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!

serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For homemade vodka sauce

  • 16oz box
    penne pasta, cooked and drained
  • 28oz can
    crushed tomatoes
  • 28oz can
    whole tomatoes in tomato sauce
  • 6-8 slice
    prosciutto, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 lg
    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. Enjoy!!

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