Vodka Sauce

Vodka Sauce


"This is a great recipe for those who love spicy food. If not, simply omit the crushed red pepper. This recipe will have your family eating the leftovers out of the refrigerator. A piece of advice: use the best vodka you can - it really makes a big difference! Serve with pasta, and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese."


45 m servings 781 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 781 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 56.3 g
  • 87%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.5g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 21 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 156 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium:
  • 3119 mg
  • 125%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, combine vodka and red pepper flakes. Set aside for 1 hour.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute prosciutto, garlic, parsley, basil, salt and pepper until prosciutto is evenly brown. Pour in vodka mixture, and simmer 10 minutes. Crush tomatoes, and stir in with 2 cans of tomato sauce, and 1 (8 ounce) can water. Simmer 15 minutes. Stir in 1 cup heavy cream, and cook 2 minutes.
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  1. 107 Ratings


My family loves this recipe. I added more garlic and I diced the prosciutto. I also used diced tomatos and added some sugar to cut the acidity. I add diced onions for addition favour. I simmer...

This was pretty bad. I didn't add the prosciutto, but I can't imagine that it would help. It seems like a tad bit much vodka in this recipe, most others only use 1/4 or 1/3 cup vodka.

One word . . .Yum! I made this but substituted the prosciutto with chicken. Absolutely delicious.

This is a really good sauce to play with, and add or take away what you like. I used Fire roasted diced tomato and garlic. (new from Hunts) reduced the vodka to 1/2 c. did NOT add water, and fr...

I tried this recipe without the prosciutto, because it's too salty for my taste. The sauce was delicious!! The alcohol evaporated well enough that we couldn't taste it, but it still enhanced t...

I have tried this recipe and it came out fabulous. I can't understand how the other Person can mess up such a great sauce.

Delicious! I used pancetta instead of prosciutto because I already had it. I also left out the water and used 2 28 oz. cans of crushed San Marzano tomatoes and let it reduce a bit. The biggest c...

We are going to play with this a little more, but, as a basic, its terrific. I changed it to 2 servings, and it made ......3. I used fresh Romano cheese, and my wife wished I'd have used dry pa...

LOVED this recipe! i didn't add the can of water, I like the sauce a little thicker. I did add some parmesan on the plate, and that was a great addition. I like it spicy, so 1/2 tsp pepper fl...