I originally posted this in September 2011, so decided it was time to make a re-appearance for those of you who may have missed it, and for those of you who may have forgotten about it. It’s a perfect week night go to pasta, or any night of the week pasta for that matter. Good for vegetarians and if you want to add protein go right ahead! Enjoy

Cooking with Candi

Le Creuset Pot
Dreamy Creamy Penne with Vodka Sauce
Vodka Sauce Ingredients

This is what I’m dreaming about today: vodka sauce over pasta. You can add shrimp, sausage, chicken, meatballs…whatever you like. Or, keep it vegetarian and just use pasta. I’ve played around with this sauce a few ways. I prefer to start with whole plum tomatoes in the can with their juices. I use an immersion blender stick to blend the ingredients along the way and reach that perfect, creamy consistency that vodka sauce is known for. The stick radically changes your life since you don’t have to pour hot liquid into a blender. It’s worth the investment. However, if you don’t have one, you can use the blender. Just wait until sauce is cool before pouring it into the glass blender. This is a tasty delicious sauce slow-cooked in the oven rather than all on stove top. I…

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