Published Apr 3rd
Prep 15m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 4 servings Calories 595.3

Traditional vodka sauce is the basis for this recipe, but with a twist to suit my family’s taste. This is quick enough to serve on a weeknight but is also a treat for company.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package uncooked farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • ½ pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 (6 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • ½ pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • ½ cup vodka
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • ⅓ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place farfalle pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. 2 In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until evenly brown. Mix in the roasted red peppers, mushrooms, and vodka, and bring to a boil. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until most of the vodka has evaporated and mushrooms are tender.
  3. 3 Mix the tomatoes, half-and-half, and red pepper into the skillet. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring frequently, 15 minutes. Serve over the cooked pasta, and top with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 595.3
  • Carbohydrate 65 g
  • Cholesterol 42.3 mg
  • Fat 19.3 g
  • Fiber 7.2 g
  • Protein 25.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 8 g
  • Sodium 1054.1 mg
  • Sugar 3.4 g

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  1. Nothing too spectacular. It was fast to make but it just really doesn't scream "cook again"
  2. This was okay. I think it would be much better if you stopped after step 2 added some olive oil garlic salt and pepper and tossed that with the pasta.
  3. Very good recipe. Drained the tomatoes like the reviewers advised and added more red pepper and oregano. Delicious meal!! Used smoked italian sausage from the night before and we loved it!! Will definitely make again.
  4. Great recipe! My husband loved it! I made a few alterations to give it a little more of a kick. In the sauce I added Oregano Italian Seasoning freshly pureed garlic fresh ground pepper and diced onions.
  5. I strongly suggest draining the tomatoes even though it is not explicitly stated in the recipe. Ok. Needed something. I did not inlcude the sausage and found it to be runny.
  6. We thought this pasta dish was yummy although we ommited the sausage at the beginning and threw in three quarter pound of shrip at the end. I didn't have a can of crushed tomatoes and so I tried to food process a can of diced tomatoes. If anyone ever tries this please please drain the - Read more ...
  7. This was really good. To suit our family's tastes we added spices. Thank you.