Pasta a la Vodka

I am WAY behind on posts.

Time to get with the swing of things.

Tried the pasta a la vodka.

a.  Who doesn’t love pasta?

b.  Who doesn’t love vodka?

Seems like the perfect combo.  Plus, the last time Mark and I cleaned out our liquor cabinet we found six open bottles of vodka.  Not sure what that says- either we drink too much- or not enough- why are they all opened?  I digress- back to the dish.

We start with sautéing some onions…

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And then we add the good stuff- or what ever you happen to have open in your cupboard.

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Some crushed tomatoes….

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Get your simmer on…

After a nice simmer, throw it in the blender- it’s hot, so don’t’ explode it everywhere.

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Now this is where it gets good- a little cream.

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ooh- yeah.

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Meanwhile, you’ve been boiling your noodles.  I did them a couple minutes less than package instructions because I knew they would cook a bit more in the sauce.  (cook’s license)  Anyway, throw those into your pot.

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Happy little noodles.

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at this point, I sort of felt like my noodles were drowning in sauce- so I decided to cook the rest of the package and add them in also- I thought this was much better- but to each his own.

This made it into six servings instead of four.  I like to put it in individual vessels so I don’t get carried away and eat it all at once.  What can I say?  I’m a glutton with no self control.

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Sprinkle these babies with some parmesan.

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I actually popped this to broil in the oven for a few minutes to get the top sort of crispy like a baked pasta- but I did try it as is- both are delicious.

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Final product- YOWZA.  This is good.  Mark couldn’t stop talking about it for two weeks. Now, I will say- it has some heat.  I like things spicy and am always adding red pepper flakes to everything- I did not do so in this case- so if you have a delicate pallet, you may want to cut back on the flakes- I enjoyed as is.

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Oh man.  Good stuff- and the best part?

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These went in the freezer.  (they are already gone at this point) but we defrosted them overnight in the fridge, and baked them at 350 until hot and bubbly.

I will definitely be making this again.  And YOU can too- recipe right here.

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One Response to Pasta a la Vodka

  1. Kathy says:

    I tried this same recipe. It was good – but not my fav. Maybe it was over sauced. I’m finding her recipes like the sauce and I’m more of a lightly-dressed kind of girl.

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