The Best Authentic Homemade Vodka Sauce Recipe

Ingredients: – 2 tablespoons olive oil – 1 small onion, finely chopped – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 1/2 cup vodka – 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoe – 1 cup heavy cream – Salt and pepper to taste – Fresh basil leaves, chopped (for garnish) – Grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for serving)

Instructions: 1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add finely chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.

Carefully pour in the vodka. Allow it to simmer for about 5 minutes, letting the alcohol cook off and the flavors meld together. 

Stir in the crushed tomatoes, mixing well with the onion and garlic mixture. Reduce heat to low and let the sauce simmer for 15-20 minutes, allowing it to thicken slightly.

Once the sauce has thickened, pour in the heavy cream, stirring continuously until fully incorporated. Simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes, ensuring the sauce is heated through.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, adjusting as needed to suit your preferences.

Remove the skillet from heat and garnish with freshly chopped basil leaves for a burst of freshness.

Serve the vodka sauce over your favorite cooked pasta, topped with grated Parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy your homemade masterpiece!