This Easy Creamy Vodka Pasta with Sausage Recipe is very yummy and not heavy. A tasty pasta dish that is simple and made from scratch.
Easy Creamy Vodka Pasta with Sausage Recipe Video
When I prepare a dinner there are three important things that need to be done. First, all my dinners need to have healthy ingredients and something fresh such as herbs or a salad. Second, I want to prepare a dinner where there are leftovers, and everyone enjoys including my picky daughter. Lasty, I want dinner preparation easy because often times we are running out of time and want something quick, nutritious and yummy on the table less than hour.
Does Creamy Vodka Pasta with Sausage Taste like Alcohol?
Not at all the vodka pasta does not taste like alcohol. During the simmering process the alcohol cooks off and the heavy cream cuts the taste making this dish rich and delicious.
Yes, children will enjoy this creamy vodka pasta with sausage recipes because it is creamy and filling.
One more thing I want to mention is adding vodka cut the heavy cream taste and the end result is light and tasty meal.
How to Store Pasta Long Term?
Pasta comes in many shapes and sizes, and I love trying all it in varies recipes. Most pasta bought is dry but, I have bought some fresh.
I cook with dry pasta a lot because it is affordable and easy to store.
Store pasta after buying from the grocer in a cool, dry place for up to a year.
Refrigerate Easy Creamy Vodka Pasta Sausage Recipe for up to three days or freeze up to six months.
Reheat in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring often.
How do you Properly Cook Pasta?
Pasta needs room to cook in boiling hot water. Water level should be determined by the amount of pasta you are cooking. Your pasta noodles should be covered with the water the entire time of boil.
Add salt to your water when it comes to a boil and before you add your noodles. A good quality salt will enhance the flavor of the easy creamy herb shrimp pasta recipe. Only add a pinch of salt to a small pot of water or two pinches for a large pot of pasta water.
As your pasta is cooking remember to gently move noodles around to prevent sticking to pot or together.
Cooking times will vary depending on your type of pasta, check with the package to determine cook time.
Your pasta noodles should be tender and not soggy. If cooking your pasta in an oven after boiling, you want to be a bit firmer.
Always save a bit of water after you drain pasta noodles and add to sauce. Adding pasta water to sauce will not only lighten the sauce but enhances the flavoring.
When you drain your pasta noodle you do not need to rinse with water unless you are using in a cold salad.
Ingredients in Vodka Pasta with Sausage
Parsley has tons of Vitamin C and I try to sneak it in everywhere. This herb grows biennial which means ever two years. Very bright green in color and loves full sun parsley is something I love growing and having on hand.
Olive Oil is rich with flavor and reduces inflammation.
Raw Heavy Cream is the richest cream you can buy. If you buy raw cream is have more nutritious than pasteurized milk. Also, raw heavy cream contains more probiotics and easier to digest. One final note raw heavy cream and been linked to reducing fatigue.
Garlic Powder is a must have in my kitchen; I use this spice in everything.
Onion Powder is pair with garlic powder in everything when I cook.
Sea Salt is the number one spice to use in the world and brings out the moisture in all your dishes.
Pepper is the number two spice and adds much flavor.
Onion, cooking with onions depending on color and variety will create a different flavor. Onions are strong in antioxidants and filled with numerous anticancer agents. Red, white, green and yellow onions help lower blood pressure along with lower cholesterol.
Vodka Pasta with Sausage Ingredients
- Three Cups of Marinara Sauce
- Optional (Italian Sausage)
- Penne Pasta
- Olive Oil
- 3 tablespoons of grass-fed butter
- One Cup of Good Quality Vodka
- Once Diced yellow onion
- Half Cup of Heavy Cream at Room Temperature
- 1/2 cup of fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon for freshly ground black pepper.
- One Fourth teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
- Fresh Parsley
- 1/2 cup of pasta water
Creamy Vodka Pasta with Sausage Directions
1.) In a large pot bring a pot of salted water to boil for your penne pasta. Put a lid on the pot to cover it to bring water to a boil faster. Cook penne pasta according to package directions. (Reserve a half cup of pasta water for the sauce)
2.) In a heavy skillet add olive oil, grass fed butter and sauté your onions until they are translucent. Add vodka and cook until it is bubbly. Dice Italian sausage and warm a cast iron skillet. Once the cast iron skillet is warm drizzle with olive oil and cook Italian sausage for ten to fifteen minutes each side. You may cook Italian Sausage with to onions if you like.
3.) Slowly add your marinara over low heat and season with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder until thoroughly cooked about twenty minutes.
4.) Next, add your heavy cream and continue to simmer until heated thoroughly. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
5.) Now add pasta water a bit at a time. You will add the whole half cup if sauce is too thick. The pasta water is to create a smooth sauce.
6.) Finally, serve pasta with kitchen tongs or with two large forks onto a dinner plate. Add Creamy Vodka Sauce with Sausage and top with fresh chopped parsley.
What to serve with Creamy Vodka Sauce with Sausage a nice garden salad, fresh vegetables and crusty sourdough bread.
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