Pasta With Pink Vodka Sauce and Sausage

Pasta With Pink Vodka Sauce and Sausage created by FrenchBunny

This is one that I adopted from Emeril. It's actually a recipe I've been making for years and then found his. I always use a great quality hot turkey or hot chicken italian sausage for this and find that it's just as good as the real deal, however, the true recipe calls for real hot italian sausage. I make it a bit spicier and usually serve this with penne or farfalle. If I don't spice it up too much, even my 2 and 4 year old love this one.

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  • Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until just al dente, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain in a colander and return to the saucepan.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring, until browned and all pink has disappeared, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the onions, salt, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until the onions are soft and golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring, until thick, about 2 minutes. Add the vodka and cook until the sauce reduced by half, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the cream and cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Stir in the basil and remove from the heat.
  • Toss the sauce with the pasta to coat evenly and transfer to a pasta bowl for serving. Top with cheese and sprig of basil and serve immediately.
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"This is one that I adopted from Emeril. It's actually a recipe I've been making for years and then found his. I always use a great quality hot turkey or hot chicken italian sausage for this and find that it's just as good as the real deal, however, the true recipe calls for real hot italian sausage. I make it a bit spicier and usually serve this with penne or farfalle. If I don't spice it up too much, even my 2 and 4 year old love this one."

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  1. Bryan the Magnifice
    Excellent. Rich flavors, easy to make.
  2. JuJuBeJen
    My kids love their pasta and they were delighted when they took their first bite of this delicious pasta! I sauteed the sausage separately and then sliced into thin pieces and added it to the sauce. The flavors were just outstanding and this recipe is in my favorites for safe keeping!
  3. FrenchBunny
    This was a scrumptious dish. I love vodka sauces. Delicious with the sausage in it. I added more than a pinch of crushed pepper flakes, I like the heat. I too simmered it longer than it says probably 1/2 hour or so. Didn't want spaghetti so I served mine with rigatoni. Had some extra sauce so I put it in my freezer for another delicious lunch next week. I made the sauce last night and had it for lunch today. I think the flavor really tasted better after sitting overnight. JMO Thanks for sharing your recipe ChicagoRN Made for the Think Pink Oct'09
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    Pasta With Pink Vodka Sauce and Sausage Created by FrenchBunny
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    Pasta With Pink Vodka Sauce and Sausage Created by FrenchBunny
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