Penne with Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce Recipe
Hearty Italian sausages sauteed with garlic and red pepper flakes are simmered with tomatoes and cooked with vodka and cream to make a rich, spicy sauce. Toss with penne and fresh parsley to serve.
It turned out really well, although I might use a red chili pepper vodka next time. Also, one modification I did make, based on some other reviews, is that in addition to the crushed tomatoes, I also added a jar of pasta sauce. Thinking fresh basil could also be a nice addition, but all in all, well received by my husband, and I liked it too.
My family loved this. I thought it was very similar to Bowties w/Sausage, Tomatoes & Cream (also on this site) and may consider using that recipe as my base vodka sauce. I followed the directions pretty accurately with only a few minor changes. I put literally a drop of EVOO into the pan and browned my sausage whole. I think 2 links crumbled as written would have been lost in the sauce. I drained the oil and fat from the pan reserving about 1-1/2 Tbsp. in the pan for flavor. I cut down to 1/2 the amount of red pepper to make it more kid-friendly. I also cut back dramatically on the parsley. As I was chopping it I realized that it was a lot so I sprinkled it little by little until I got the flavor I wanted. I ended up using a little over a tbsp I would guess. My only other change was to use a little over a half pound of a variety of pastas.(finished up the boxes) I served it with grated parm and think that next time I may add it to the sauce during cooking for a much better flavor. The flavor of the dish was g
If I could give this recipe more than 5 stars I would it is the BEST! Every time I make this every one is raving and asking for the recipe. A few tricks of the trade, use a whole pound of ground sausage (spicy ot mild to taste), 6 cloves FRESH garlic, a whole cup of whipping cream, 1/3 cup vodka, and use Delmonte 4 cheese sauce (usually 99cents in a can) AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Try it out you will not be dissapointed.
My husband, who normally complains when I serve the regular old pasta with red sauce, loved this recipe, and he ate the leftovers!
I added 1/3 cup vodka, leaving the rest of the ingredients the same and my family loves this recipe. We make it all the time.
This dish is to die for. I never make pasta with any other sauce after trying this recipe. My boyfriend loves it too and it is the best simple and "ta da" recipe for dinner parties. Serve it with french bread or garlic toast for dipping in the wonderful sauce.
Wonderful! Even my pickier eaters loved this. We did double the sauce right off because we always seem to like more than most recipes cater to. We will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing! :-)