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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Penne alla Vodka Sauce | The Barefoot Contessa Project continues...



This post is part of my "A Month with The Barefoot Contessa" project.  To read all about the project and to find the index of posts for the project, click here.

 I've been saving this one.  Immediately, I knew it would be a favorite.  And it is.  Of course, I love any and every kind of pasta... especially with a tomato cream sauce.  I'm not sure why, but it seems that "Vodka Sauce" is really just tomato cream sauce.  I'm not sure exactly what the Vodka adds, but so the recipe goes.



I made slight revisions (of course, because you know I can't just do what I'm told...) :

- I did not puree the sauce.  I really like the texture of the hand-crushed tomatoes
- I did not use fresh oregano because I didn't have time to go the "good grocery store" to get it.  So,  I just used dried as directed.
- I only cooked the sauce in the oven for 1 hour, vs. the 1 hour 45 minutes, as directed.  We were hungry!

This recipe is so delicious - very similar (but simpler) to the Tomato Cream Sauce I used to "Jazz Up Frozen Ravioli" in taste, but different in preparation.

Another winner from The Barefoot Contessa!

9 comments:

  1. We loved this one too, although I also cut the cooking time way down! I think I ended up cooking it just under an hour, and it tasted great. One of these days I'll have to plan ahead and cook it for the whole time to see if there's a difference!

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  2. I had some ground meat to use up last week and also some cream so made a bolognese/vodka hybrid that was actually pretty yummy. I read once the vodka adds a hint of heat in the back of the throat. Whatever it does, vodka sauce is just so good!

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  3. I loved it too as did my husband! Next time I think that I'll cut down on the salt a little as we both felt that it was a little too much for us. Otherwise, I'm so happy to have finally found a great vodka sauce recipe.

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  4. As I'm sure you've seen on Instagram, this recipe was a crowd favorite, and with good reason! I've made it three times now (though the third time was for a new mom), so it's already in heavy rotation. As the commenter above said, the vodka adds just a little heat, which I definitely found with this sauce.

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  5. A staple in my house, its a wonderful recipe......bon appetit!

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  6. I guess I'm the only one who had a kitchen fire situation when adding vodka to the pan?

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  7. LOVE this recipe! I made it awhile ago and I think I may have to make it again ASAP. Loving this series. Ina is my all time favorite!

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  8. Anonymous2:01 PM

    Where can I get this recipe from?

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