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Vodka Sauce

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This is a pasta sauce that I got from my mother in law.  It works over Penne, over homemade ravioli (especially Lobster Ravioli) and really any kind of pasta.

Vodka Sauce

Course Dinner, Sauce
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 Shallots Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Vodka
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Can Whole or crushed tomatoes Crushed works better
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan


  1. Heat Butter in Skillet
  2. Add Chopped Shallots and cook until clear
  3. Add Vodka and Red Pepper flakes heat for 2 minutes
  4. Add crushed tomatoes - cook over high heat (just shy of boiling) for 20 minutes. Stir to break up tomatoes and keep from burning
  5. Add heavy cream and keep stirring
  6. Cover and cook another 5-10 minutes until thick
  7. Add Cheese and serve over pasta.

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