"This is the best (and easiest) vodka sauce recipe I've found. I've given it out at least twenty times, and everyone raves about it!" — LJ Marinello
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crushed red pepper flakes
1 (28 ounce) can
grated Romano cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Wow! This was very good. I sauteed the garlic along with the onion then added the crushed red pepper flakes. After adding the crushed tomatoes I added 1 Tbsp. of basil, 1/4 tsp. of oregano, 1 tsp. of parsley, 1/2 tsp. of salt and 2 tsp. of sugar. I also used a good vodka and half and half instead of light cream and parmesan instead of romano (didn't have any on hand). I used 1/2 pound of penne pasta and served this with garlic breadsticks. The sauce was even better the next day!
Hmm...the Vodka sauce I've had was really good with just a HINT of vodka. I might try this recipe again but only putting in half-3/4's of the vodka...This burned my throat and mouth. The smell on the stove was not good. I love vodka! Just not this sauce. I ended up putting meat and veggies in and trying to mask the taste. It still was strong just didn't burn. Anyhow, sorry. Just too much vodka
If you are reading this review you should know there is no reason to try any other recipe. THIS IS THE BEST and so easy! Some other recipes are overly complicated. This is simple and delicious. Thank you LJ! This is amazing!
This was absolutely wonderful. We had invited some friends over and I was looking for vegetarian recipes. It was a hit with everyone! I had calculated for 12 people and was afraid there wouldn't be enough when I saw the amount of sauce. I did use only one 1/2 boxes of Penne Pasta but had more than enough for everyone.
Very good and simple recipe. I used half and half instead of cream to cut on fat. Served over whole wheat penne and some fresh basil.
This was easy and excellent. I didn't have 2 hours for it to simmer and it was delicious after only about 10 minutes of cooking. Added some extra red pepper flakes because we like it spicy. Also added some vegetables to the pasta: greens, chopped fennel, and zucchini. delicious!!
I actually did add about 2 TBLS of chopped fresh basil and 1 tablespoon of sugar to cut the acid of the tomatoes. Not sure but I think I made it better!! Really good.
very tasty and super easy but the hubby and i couldn't help feeling something was missing....maybe portobello mushroom to jazz it up? either way i would definitely make it again..thanks!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
LJ's Easy Penne with Vodka Sauce
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 261
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