My love for vodka sauce runs deep. I’m pretty sure there was a full year in my 20s when I ate vodka sauce daily.
My hunt for the perfect vodka sauce has finally been put to an end. Yes, this is my recipe. I have googled recipes high and low. I took all my favorite aspects of a bunch and came up with the this.
I love it so much because it’s not too heavy, not too cheesy, of course super simple, and so tasty.
It’s vodka sauce perfection.
Victoria’s Penne Alla Vodka
2 cans crushed tomatoes
1 stick salted butter
1 onion finely diced
1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
16 oz heavy cream
Fresh basil – a good handful
Put half stick of butter in pot till melted and add diced onions. Salt through the onion to help them sweat. Sauté on low for 7-10 minutes. Once the onions are soft and see through, add the 2 cans of tomatoes.
Add red & black pepper and salt. Bring to a boil.
Add wine and vodka. (This is the perfect time to start your salted pasta water). Once it is boiling, lower to a simmer and let cook 20 minutes.
Add in the rest of the butter till melted.
Now, stir in the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Cook on low for 8 minutes.
Add basil, cook for 2 minutes.
Spoon over your favorite pasta.
Add freshly grated Parmesan cheese and serve.
My Advise: Add your favorite protein, especially if that protein is pancetta.