Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Penne Ala Vodka


Well, I finally get it. I've tried vodka sauce before and I just didn't quite understand what all the hype was about. I didn't find it much better than regular sauce and I knew it had a ton more calories/fat. Today, however, I stumbled across a super simple vodka sauce recipe and decided to give it a try. Well I guess super simple is my style because I loved it. It was flavorful and creamy and delicious! I had some left over dough so I made some rolls and dipped them in an olive oil, butter, herb mixture. Thanks Foodie Bride for the perfect simple recipe!

Simple Vodka Sauce
(Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride)
2/3 cup Vodka
pinch crushed red pepper
6 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup crushed tomatoes (canned)
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Parm-reggi, grated

Add the red pepper to the vodka, set aside. Melt the butter, add the vodka, and bring the sauce to a boil. Add tomatoes and cream and return sauce to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Toss cheese and sauce with the pasta. Serve and enjoy!


  1. I have never had vodka sauce, I think because I thought it didn't sound like anything special. I think I don't appreciate simple tastes enough, though, and should try this recipe out. I tend to be drawn to recipes with tons of flavors, which doesn't always mean the best dishes. THanks for the great idea!

  2. That sauce is so simple and so good!

  3. i really want to try a vodka sauce too, it sounds delicious!

  4. This sauce is very good .tend to be drawn to recipes with tons of flavors, which doesn't always mean the best dishe


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