Not completely authentic, but it's a simple recipe and delicious nonetheless. A generous measure of vodka is cooked down with prosciutto and vegetables. Tomatoes and cream are added to make a rich sauce for pasta.
Excellent sauce! Vodka sauce is one of the simplest dishes ever and tastes like you spent hours. I cut the amount of olive oil in half and didn't use any celery (never saw a vodka sauce that called for it before and didn't want to ruin this), I used 1/4 tsp. of red pepper flakes vs. cayenne pepper and added a couple of tsp. of sugar to cut the acidity of the tomatoes. This was smooth, creamy and delicious - excellent over penne pasta topped with a little shredded parmesan. Serve with a side of garlic bread and you have a meal in no time at all. - 01 May 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is not a true pasta in vodka sauce although it is a nice variation it is not one that would be found in most Italian restaurants in Italy or in this country. the real one is much easier and has a true classical taste. - 18 Oct 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I followed the recipe exactly and it tasted great. - 30 Aug 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)