This Easy Vodka Sauce Pizza Recipe is Sure to WOW Your Guests!

How to Make Homemade Vodka Pizza at Home the Easy Way!

Vodka Pizza is easy and fun to make, and also leaves a lasting impression on those you serve it to!  You'll be shocked how simple it is to make this gourmet pizza at home!
Pizza is so much fun to make at home and can be very rewarding.  If you're looking to impress your friends or try something a little different this Vodka Pizza recipe is for you!  The sauce recipe can also be used by itself for pasta and other dishes.  It's a versatile and adaptable recipe that is essential to have in your rotation!  If you aren't into making it fresh or are in a hurry this pizza can be made from totally premade ingredients from the supermarket!  Follow this simple recipe and enjoy the reactions from friends and family!

Vodka Sauce Recipe

This recipe will make enough vodka sauce for several pizzas or a family-sized portion of penne a la vodka.

Equipment You'll Need:
🍕 Pizza Pan (This recipe uses a lloydpans chicago pan - see below)
🍕 Immersion Blender
🍕 Medium Saucepan or Large Skillet
🍕 Chef's Knife


Jim Mirabelli's easy vodka sauce pizza recipe is a sure-fire crowd pleaser and is easily adaptable to put your own spin on it!
Ingredients:

🍕 2 tbsp Butter
🍕 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
🍕 1/4 lb Chopped Pancetta (or Bacon )
🍕 4 Cloves Fresh Garlic Chopped
🍕 1/8 Cup Diced onion (1/4 of a small onion)
🍕 1 28 oz Can Crushed Tomatoes (I prefer Cento, Redpack, and Stanislaus)
🍕 1 Cup Heavy Cream
🍕 1/4 Cup Vodka
🍕 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese (Locatelli or your favorite brand)
🍕 Parsley to garnish
🍕 Salt, White Pepper, Granulated Garlic to taste



1.  Add 1 tbsp of Extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp of butter, pancetta, chopped garlic, and chopped onion in a medium saucepan over medium/high heat.  Sautee until pancetta begins to brown and onions are translucent.
2.  Add the entire can of crushed tomatoes, stir, and heat over medium high heat until mixture begins to simmer.  Reduce to medium/low heat and allow to simmer for 3-5 minutes.
3. Add Vodka and cook for 3-5 minutes until there is no detectable smell or taste of alcohol. 3.  Stir in 1 cup of heavy cream and reduce heat to low.  Stir frequently for 5 minutes.
4.  Using an immersion blender (either directly in the saucepan or a separate bowl) blend until smooth.  If you don't have an immersion blender, a traditional blender or food processor will work too.  
5.  Put the smooth sauce back on the stovetop over low heat.
6.  Stir in 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and continue to stir over low heat for 3-5 minutes until sauce is thick and smooth.


This type of crispy crust is easily achieved using Lloyd Pans and a healthy coating of lard, shortening, or even butter!

Vodka Pizza Recipe

These mesurements will create a 12" round pan pizza.  Adjust for the size pan you're using and taste preference.

Ingredients:

🍕 1 1/2 Cups Vodka Sauce (see above)
🍕 10 ounces of pizza dough (I recommend the Pizza Bible Dough Recipe)
🍕 1/4 lb Brick Cheese
🍕 1/4 lb Mozzarella Cheese
🍕 1/4 lb Provolone Cheese
🍕 1/4 lb Fresh Mozzarella Cheese (optional)
🍕 1/8 cup parmesan cheese
🍕 Granulated garlic
🍕 Fresh Parsley to garnish

1. Press pizza dough evenly with a slightly raised edge into a liberally greased pan (I like to use lard or crisco).
2.  Cover pan with plastic wrap and allow dough to rise for at least one to three hours at room temperature.  This will help provide a fluffy and tender base for the pizza.
3.  Preheat oven to 500 degrees.  If using a baking stone, preheat for at least 1 hour.
3.  Uncover pizza dough and cover dough with the mixture of brick, mozzarella, and provolone cheeses.  Sprinkle some granulated garlic on top of cheese.
4.  Bake for approximately 4 to 6 minutes until cheese melts, crust begins to brown, and the crust can maintain it's structure.  Remove from oven.
5.  Apply an additional light sprinkling of the cheese mixture along with some parmesan cheese.  This extra layer helps the vodka sauce to adhere to the base.
6.  Apply a liberal layer of vodka sauce to the pizza, covering the whole pizza except a 1" ring around the outer crust.
7.  <<OPTIONAL>> Add slices of fresh mozzarella cheese on top of the vodka sauce.
8.  Bake for 3 to 5 minutes until crust is golden brown and vodka sauce is steaming and has reduced a bit.
9.  Finish by sprinkling parmesan cheese and fresh parsley on top.
10. Enjoy!


Jim Mirabelli developed this simple Vodka Sauce Pizza Recipe and is excited to share it with you!  Message with questions and please send your finished pizza pics to me on social media @nepapizzareview!
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