I have had vodka sauces before, jarred or from restaurants, but I have never attempted it at home. Although this Giada (TV Network: Everyday Italian) sauce I made wasn't completely homemade, it tasted great and with all the fresh added ingredients, it sure tasted homemade. I really enjoyed it and I will definitely make it again.
1 quart marinara sauce, smooth
1 cup vodka
1/2 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Grilled/sauteed veggies like onions, mushrooms, and bell peppers (optional)
1 pound penne
Cooked Italian sausages, sliced
Romano Cheese, grated for topping
1. Simmer the tomato sauce and vodka in a heavy large skillet over low heat until the mixture reduces by 1/4, stirring often, about 20 minutes.
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