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Spaghetti alla Vodka with Italian sausage on a serving plate
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Spaghetti with Italian Sausage and Vodka Sauce

Spaghetti with Italian Sausage and Vodka Sauce with creamy, meaty, and tasty sauce. Easy to make and perfect for busy weeknight dinners!
Course Main Entree
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword pasta with vodka sauce, spaghetti pasta with vodka sauce and italian sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 656kcal
Author Lalaine

Ingredients

  • 1 pound uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 sweet onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed and crumbled
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 can (28 ounces) San Marzano crushed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • basil leaves, chiffonaded
  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a pot over medium heat, bring salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook according to package directions for about 8 to 10 minutes or until firm to bite. In a colander, drain well.
  • In a pot over medium heat, add olive oil and butter. Heat until butter begins to melt. 
  • Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 to 5 minutes or until softened and begins to slightly caramelize. Add garlic and cook for about 30 to 40 seconds or until aromatic.
  • Add Italian sausage and cook, breaking into pieces with back of the spoon, until lightly browned. Drain excess fat as needed.
  • Add vodka and cook for about 2 to 4 minutes or until reduced by half. 
  • Add chicken stock and crushed tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 8 to 10 minutes or until meat is fully cooked and sauce is reduced. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add heavy cream and stir to combine. Continue to simmer for about 3 to 5 minute or until sauce begins to bubble. Remove from heat.
  • Divide spaghetti onto serving plates. Ladle sauce on top and garnish with basil leaves. Sprinkle with shaved Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 639mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 11.8mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2.8mg