Penne with Vodka Sauce
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped, (separate light and dark green parts)
  • 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 lb Prosciutto di Parma, sliced and cut into squares
  • 1 1/4 cup vodka
  • 2 cans tomato paste
  • 4 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Qt heavy cream
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  1. Preparation
  2. In a large saucepan, sauté onions, garlic and light parts of scallions until soft on medium heat. Add Prosciutto and let cook for about one minute. Add vodka; turn up heat to medium high and cook until alcohol burns out about 4 minutes. Lower heat and add tomato paste and crushed tomatoes; stir. Add green parts of scallions, kosher salt and black pepper. Turn up heat until boiling, then lower heat. Let cook for 1 hour. Add cream; let simmer until starts bubbling and turn off heat.
  3. This is enough sauce for about 4-5 lbs of pasta or more.
I know this is a lot of sauce it can be halved pretty easily. I made this for a big group and my brother's gf watched and wrote down what I did. This is enough sauce for about 4-5 lbs of pasta or more. The picture was taken before the cream was added.