I am by no means a chef, and I wouldn’t even say I can cook. However there are a few things I can make and they always seem to be crowd favorites. This recipe for Vodka Sauce is one of my go to meals when I need to make something quick or for dinners with family and friends. The recipe can be customized to your desired level of spice, by using either hot, sweet, or a combination of both sausages. The red pepper flakes can be changed to your liking as well.
I typically serve this over penne or ziti cooked till al dente (usually a minute or so less then the recommendation on the box). I truthfully don’t use a recipe to make this, nearly all the ingredients I dump in to my liking, so the measurements included can vary to your liking as well. I add the heavy cream at the end until I get my desired shade of orange. This sauce also reheats well on the stove, I tend to add a little more heavy cream once its warmed up because it does thicken a little when refrigerated.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
A quick and easy pasta sauce with a little spice.
- 1 lb Italian Sausage ((either hot or sweet))
- turn of the pan olive oil
- 4-5 cloves garlic
- 2 28oz cans crushed tomato ((can also use sauce or diced depending on preference))
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 4 tbsp vodka
- 1 tbsp parsley
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
Add olive oil to a large frying pan over medium heat. Removed sausage from casings and add to pan until browned, breaking it up as it cooks.
Once sausage is cooked add garlic and cook till slightly brown.
Add crushed tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Add vodka and parsley and allow to cook down for 15-20 min.
Stir in heavy cream just before serving. This sauced is best served over penne or ziti.