Spicy Vodka Sauce for Pasta

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Martha Ray Deen

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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

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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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 14 votes

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Serves:
6-8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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

How to Make Spicy Vodka Sauce for Pasta

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.

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About Spicy Vodka Sauce for Pasta

Course/Dish: Gravies Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American
Collection: 2012 Member's Choice
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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