Perfect Vodka Sauce With Prosciutto

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I adopted this recipe in Aug. 2006 & will add input whenever I prepare it. It originally was posted Dec 11, 2002. Original comments: "The best vodka sauce I've ever had. Restaurants wish they had this recipe. Really, it's true."

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  • add   1 tablespoon butter
  • add   salt and pepper
  • add   1/2 pint heavy cream
  • add   olive oil
  • add   4 garlic cloves
  • add   1/4 lb prosciutto
  • add   1/2 cup vodka
  • add   1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped (NOT DRIED! MUST BE FRESH!!)
  • add   2 1/2 lbs plum tomatoes, diced (about 10)


  1. In a large frying/saute pan add oil, butter and garlic, saute on low flame until oil starts to bubble.
  2. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook covered on a low flame for about 30 minutes.
  4. Add vodka.
  5. Cook uncovered for 25 minutes.
  6. Add prosciutto-- cook 5 more minutes.
  7. Add basil and heavy cream-- cook just 5 more minutes.
  9. I like this over penne pasta.
  10. I only use Barilla.