Yield
1 serving

How to Make It

Step 1

Boil water in a large pot to cook gnocchi. Place gnocchi in the pot. The gnocchi is done when they float to the top. Drain pasta and reserve 1/4 c. cooking water.

Step 2

Puree half the tomatoes in a blender until smooth. Coarsely chop the remaining tomatoes, removing seeds and cores. Place pureed and chopped tomatoes in a liquid measuring cup and add reserved tomato liquid to equal 2 cups.[4]

Step 3

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat until it simmers. Add onion and tomato paste. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent.

Step 4

Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for about 30 seconds while stirring constantly.

Step 5

Add tomatoes and 1/2 tsp. salt.

Step 6

Remove the pan from the burner to add the vodka. Return pan to medium-high heat and simmer for approximately 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently until the alcohol flavor has cooked off. Lower the heat if the sauce simmers too vigorously.[4]

Step 7

Stir in heavy cream and cook for about 1 minute, until it is heated through.

Step 8

Add sliced sausage, basil, 3 tbsp. parsley, and garlic butter to the sauce.

Step 9

Simmer the sauce until the sausage is cooked through. [3]

Step 10

Add cooked gnocchi to the sauce and simmer for an additional 30 seconds. Toss gnocchi to coat with sauce. [3] Add reserved pasta water if the sauce is too thick.[2]

Step 11

Serve gnocchi with Asiago cheese and remaining fresh chopped parsley as garnish.

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