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Vodka Sauce

Cuisine Italian


  • 1 28 oz can of san marzano tomatoes crushed with your hands
  • 2 cups of basic tomato sauce
  • 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 small shallot finely diced
  • 1 clove garliccrushed
  • 2-3 slices of prosciutto di parma julienned into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup vodka optional
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of shredded Parmesan/Romano cheese
  • Chopped Parsley for garnish
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste


  • Saute shallots, garlic, and prosciutto in 2 tablespoons of butter and olive oil. Cook until translucent in color. Carefully add the vodka and simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and the sauce and bring to a quick simmer. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Now add the cream and cook down until thickened, about 10-12 minutes on medium heat. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Serve with your favorite pasta and a good amount of grated cheese. Garnish with chopped parsley.


Tip: if sauce is too liquidy then add some of the grated cheese to it and this will thicken it up.
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