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Easy Spicy Vodka Sauce Pasta
Spicy vodka pasta is the dish everyone is talking about! Here's how to make it.
It's spicy, creamy, and hitting our dinner plates tonight! Spicy vodka sauce is getting a lot of notice lately on the internet; people are raving about this delicious take on a classic Italian dish. We at DABL had to give it a try and we understand the hype! Read on for our simple recipe for spicy penne vodka sauce!
Gather your ingredients, including your pasta noodle of choice (we love rigatoni!).
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 oz. tomato paste
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- Red pepper flakes
- Nob of butter
- Parmesan cheese
- Tablespoon of minced garlic
Toast up the garlic in the pan on medium heat.
Add in the tomato paste, and start working into the olive oil and garlic mixture.
Render down until the tomato paste starts toasting up.
Work in the heavy cream, and your sauce will start thickening up.
Add in about a shot glass worth of vodka to make this special sauce into a creamy vodka sauce.
Add in desired amount of spiciness with red pepper flakes.
Add in a knob of butter, and let it render down slowly into this sauce, which is becoming increasingly flavorful and creamy.
Our tip: once you are able to draw a line in the sauce and it's able to stay, the sauce has been thickened enough!
Reserve one espresso cup amount of starchy pasta water and set aside.
Drain and add your noodles directly into the sauce.
Add back in the espresso cup of starchy water to help coat your pasta noodles with your spicy vodka sauce.
Garnish your pasta with parmesan cheese, black pepper and decorate with a few basil leaves for a treat for both the tummy and eyes!