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.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

595 calories; 19.3 g total fat; 42 mg cholesterol; 1054 mg sodium. 65 g carbohydrates; 25.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2006
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2012
Nothing too spectacular. It was fast to make but it just really doesn't scream "cook again" Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2006
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 tomatoes first. Whirling tomatoes creates plenty juice. THis was a great basic recipe though. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2006
This was really good. To suit our family's tastes we added spices. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2006
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. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2012
Nothing too spectacular. It was fast to make but it just really doesn't scream "cook again" Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2007
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. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2008
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. Read More