Creamy Vodka Sauce for Pasta

    45 min

    A delicious spicy pasta sauce that you don't need to go to an Italian restaurant to get! This makes quite alot so it's great for a dinner party.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 375ml vodka
    • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 300g prosciutto or cooked ham, sliced
    • 1 large clove garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 (400g) tin tomatoes, with juice
    • 400g passata
    • 250ml double cream

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a small bowl, combine vodka and red pepper flakes. Set aside for 1 hour.
    2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Warm the prosciutto or ham, garlic, parsley, basil, salt and pepper for 1 or 2 minutes. Pour in vodka mixture, and simmer 10 minutes. Add tinned tomatoes and passata. Simmer 15 minutes. Stir in cream, and warm through.

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    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 simmered the dish after adding the tomato products for 2 hours before adding the cream and this blended the flavours better.  -  08 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  14 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    One word . . .Yum! I made this but substituted the prosciutto with chicken. Absolutely delicious.  -  20 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)