This is one recipe that’s perfect for entertaining. It will have everyone talking — vodka pasta?! We’re not cooking off the alcohol, so it’s even going to have a kick! (Equivalent to one standard drink per person for anyone driving.)
The sauce is your typical Italian pink or rose sauce, rich and silky, and we’re using my favourite hack: cooking the pasta with the sauce in the slow cooker! Not only does it cut down on washing up, but the starch released as the pasta cooks adds a subtle body to the sauce. By the time you sit down for dinner, the chopping board, knife and fry pan have long been washed, the kitchen is clean and the stage is set for a relaxing evening.
Serve your pasta immediately — don’t leave it in the slow cooker on the keep warm setting or it will overcook.