Tomato-Vodka Sauce

Fresh, homemade pasta sauce is the best! Its very easy to make and takes little time. Barilla now makes a line of pasta which contains 20% of the daily serving of vegetables. I usually use whole wheat pasta but these veggie pastas are just as good for you!

Tomato-vodka Sauce with veggie penne.

1 ½  tablespoons olive oil

½ cup chopped shallots or sweet onions

½ cup vodka

1 cup canned evaporate skim milk

One 150 ounce can tomato sauce

1/8 teaspoons cayenne pepper (optional)

Heat the oil in a heavy, large pan over medium heat. I used my trusty Dutch oven. Add the shallots or onion and cook, stirring, for four minutes.

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Add the vodka: carefully ignite the sauce with a long match – be careful! The flame will go out in about a minute when the alcohol has burned off. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes. Shake the pan occasionally to mix.

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Add the milk, and simmer, stirring frequently, until the sauce is reduced and has thickened – about 10 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and cayenne and simmer until thickened again – about 5 minutes.

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Serve immediately over hot pasta, or store, covered, in a refrigerator for up to 3 days. Makes 2 cups or four ½ cup servings.

Adapted from Vegetarian Times Low-Fat & Fast: 150 Easy Meatless Recipes.

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10 responses to “Tomato-Vodka Sauce

  1. Yummm – cant go wrong with tomato vodka sauce. This looks delicious!

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  2. Courtney

    Yummmm…..can’t go wrong with tomato vodka sauce. This looks delicious!

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  3. Didn’t realize the sauce was this easy! Thanks!

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  4. That looks really outstanding, Arthur. I love you site. I will be hopefully making spaghetti sauce from my garden veggies this year! Happy gardening, Arthur.

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  5. Looks great! I love vodka sauce and I have never seen a homemade recipe before!

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  6. What a pretty sauce. The color is just incredible. Thanks for the tip on the new pasta. I’ll keep an eye out for it.
    Sam

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