Vodka Pasta




Vodka Pasta
Serves 6-8

1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce
1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies or jalapenos (sometimes I add 2 cans)
4 tablespoons tomato paste (or enough to thicken sauce a bit)
1/4 cup of vodka (give or take…I usually just buy two Skyy Vodka tester bottles at the liquor store and add both)
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pint of heavy cream
½ cup shredded Parmesan
1 lb. Rigatoni or Penne cooked
1 lb. cooked spicy Italian sausage

Mix the first four ingredients together in a large saucepan.
When the pasta sauce has simmered for 20 minutes or so, add the cream.
If you add the cream too early it could curdle in the sauce. Its okay if it does curdle, it just looks prettier and smoother if it does not.
Add ½ cup parmesan.
Add a little crushed red pepper to make it spicier.
Add cooked pasta and sausage.
Garnish with extra parmesan and chopped flat leaf parsley. (Dried parsley works fine and adds that little bit of color if you don’t have fresh on hand.)

5 comments:

Bonnie said...
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Bonnie said...

Thanks for posting this Khris ! Looks delish ! Will try it soon !

Pammy said...

AK made this recipe the other night...and made half of it none spicy for me...it was YUM! (heard the spicy version was VERY spicy...don't actually know cause I stuck with my non-spicy version)

charity said...

Can't wait to try it! What a fabulous website you have here!

Bonnie said...

Finally tried this the other night !! DELICIOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I've tried most of your recipes now Khris ... time for some more !?