Vodka-Cream Sauce


Vodka-Cream Sauce
This is an old-school favorite with sophisticated flair. The vodka perks up the tomatoes, and the cream makes the sauce rich and smooth. Try stirring in pulled chicken or cooked ground turkey.

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups Slow-Cooker Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 12 ounces penne pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

  1. Sauté garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Add tomato sauce and red pepper, and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in vodka, and reduce heat to low; cook, stirring often, 15 minutes.
  4. Remove garlic cloves.
  5. Add cream and Parmesan cheese; stir until well incorporated and cheese is melted.
  6. Stir in cooked pasta, and top with parsley.
  7. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  8. Serve immediately.
Advertisements

One thought on “Vodka-Cream Sauce

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s