Vodka Sauce2021-07-08T13:33:36-04:00

Vodka Sauce

Presented by A Ca Mia


  • 2–3 T butter
  • 1 tsp. finely diced garlic
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed basil, chiffonade cut
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 heavy cream


Melt butter in a large skillet over high heat. When butter starts to brown, stir in garlic and basil and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and sauté for 1 minute. Remove pan from cooktop and pour in vodka. (Caution: Alcohol is highly flammable!) Return to heat – if pan contents ignite, stir until flames subside – add tomato sauce, reduce heat, and simmer until alcohol cooks off, about 5 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and simmer for several minutes until sauce thickens slightly.

To serve: Add cooked and drained pasta to pan and toss until well combined. Divide between two plates and garnish with prosciutto as desired. (Penne or ziti are traditional, but use whatever pasta you like best.)

serves 2

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