Creamy Vodka Sauce with Italian Sausage Fettucine


1/2 pound Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled

1 tso olive oil
1/2 cup butter
1 onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, finely diced
3/4-1 cup vodka
2-28 ounce cans Italian crushed tomatoes 
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 pint heavy cream
6 cups cooked fettuccine pasta
parsley for garnish, finely chopped
Parmesan cheese, finely grated


Remove Italian sausage from casing and brown in skillet with 1 tsp olive oil. Drain and set aside. 

In same skillet over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in butter until slightly brown and soft.  

Add cooked sausage to cooked onion and garlic.

Pour in vodka and let cook for 10-12 minutes. 

Mix in crushed tomatoes and red pepper flakes and cook for 30 minutes. 

Pour in heavy cream and cook for another 30 minutes or until rich and creamy. 

Top fettuccine with sauce and sprinkle with chopped parsley and Parmesan cheese. Serve with fresh bread. Enjoy!

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