Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Creamy Vodka Sauce with Italian Sausage and Fettuccine




Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon butter
4 garlic cloves chopped
3-28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes
4 plum tomatoes, diced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 cup vodka
1/4 lb spicy Italian ground sausage, browned and drained
1/2 cup basil, finely chopped
1/2 pint heavy cream
red pepper flakes, adjust to liking
parsley, chopped

Directions:

Brown Italian ground sausage and drain on paper towels. Set aside.

In the same pan you used for the sausage, add oil, butter and garlic, saute on medium heat for five minutes or until the garlic is light brown.

Add all of the tomatoes (fresh and canned), salt and pepper.Cook covered on a medium low heat for about 30 minutes.

Add vodka.Cook uncovered for 25 minutes. Add cooked Italian sausage and allow to cook five more minutes.

Add basil and heavy cream and cook five more minutes. Add red pepper flakes.

Serve with fresh fettuccine, grated Parmesan cheese and a dash of parsley. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: www.mausersandmuffins.blogspot.com