Vodka Sauce

Vodka Sauce

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  • large sweet onion, chopped

  • 5

    garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

  • 3

    tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2

    (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes

  • 1

    1⁄4 cups vodka, premium quality, will make a difference

  • 2

    cups heavy cream

  • 4

    tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped

  • 1

    (5½ ounce) can tomato paste


Sauté onion, garlic, and olive oil in large sauce pot until translucent, do NOT overcook or brown. Add 2 cans of crushed tomatoes, and vodka. Cook about 1/2 hour or until all alcohol has burned off. Add heavy cream and basil. Add tomato paste to your discretion, although sauce should be of a thick consistency, some people like theirs thin. Let sauté about 1/2 hour. Serve with penne and freshly grated parmesan cheese.


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