Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Delightful vodka cream sauce with hot sausage. Very satisfing main dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice sausage links into ½ inch rounds and brown for several minutes in a large sauté pan.
  2. Add butter, garlic, and shallots. Sauté shallots for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add vodka and heat 4-5 minutes to reduce vodka by half.
  4. Add marinara sauce, can tomatoes and red pepper. Bring sauce to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
  5. While sauce is simmering, cook pasta until it is al dente.
  6. Add cream into sauce and return to a boil.
  7. Add drain pasta to the sauce and add the basil leaves.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

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Yum! Who knew vodka would liberate so much flavor from the sausage and spread it around in the cream sauce? Between the tomato, spices, and aromatics, this is a dish that makes a great template for monkeying around with variations. Thank you for posting.