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    Penne & Sausages a La Vodka

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    CountryLady's Note:

    This recipe is an original creation specifically for the cooking contest. I used the mild Italian sausages but you could increase the heat by using the spicy type & adding more cumin. I served it with Caesar salad & Garlic bread. My DH just loved the sauce & wants me to make this dish again!!

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    1. 1
      Prick sausage casings several times& cook in lightly salted, boiling water for 3 minutes.
    2. 2
      Drain, cool& slice into rounds about 1/2 inch thick.
    3. 3
      Melt butter& oil in a very large skillet.
    4. 4
      Add sausages, onion & garlic; cook on medium heat until sausages are lightly browned.
    5. 5
      Add peppers & zucchini & cook for 2 minutes.
    6. 6
      Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
    7. 7
      Add penne & cook, according to package directions, until al dente (approx 9 minutes).
    8. 8
      Drain well.
    9. 9
      In the meantime, add tomato sauce, salt, pepper & cumin to the sausage mixture.
    10. 10
      Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 6 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken.
    11. 11
      Add vodka & cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
    12. 12
      Add the cream, nutmeg& Parmesan; simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add pasta to skillet; toss or stir well and serve sprinkled with parsley & additional Parmesan.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 19, 2003


      A good pasta recipe. Easy to make, good flavor. I cut it in half without any problem and have enough left for lunch. I also did not use the best sausage, and if I had I'm sure it would make it even better. There's nothing really different, nusual or "knock me off my feet" about it, but its just a good basic recipe. Also, I dont like my pasta drowning in sauce, I like just enough to nicely coat the pasta with maybe a little for bread dipping, and this recipe was perfect for my liking. Very good and I think I would make it again, especially when zucchini season comes around.

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    • on February 11, 2003


      I did use both hot and sweet sausage. The cumin you didn`t even know it was in there! I also added the peppers and zucchini at the same time with the onions and garlic.The parmesan I let everyone add there own.This is something I would make again. It seems like I`ve made it before! My style of cooking! Just loved it! I could eat the whole thing!

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    • on February 27, 2011


      Thank you for a delicious, easy recipe. I made this exactly as written (except I cut in in half) for dinner today and it was wonderful. All the ingredients worked so well together. I will definately make this again. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Penne & Sausages a La Vodka

    Serving Size: 1 (344 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1059.5
    Calories from Fat 481
    Total Fat 53.5 g
    Saturated Fat 20.9 g
    Cholesterol 120.0 mg
    Sodium 2137.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 105.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.9 g
    Sugars 8.5 g
    Protein 31.6 g

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