Rigatoni with Vodka-Sun Dried Tomato Sauce


  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes Julienne cut or Halves in oil, oil drained and set aside, sun dried tomatoes pureed and set asked separately
  • 4 lg garlic cloves, rough chopped
  • 1/2 tsp whole dry oregano
  • 8 oz good quality vodka
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan and fresh basil leaves for garnish
  • Serves 4


  • Over a medium flame in a large sauce pan, heat 1 tbsp of the sun dried tomato oil and sauté the garlic, stirring often until light golden.
  • Add the oregano, stir 15 seconds, turn to low and slowly add the vodka and reduce until 1 1/2-2 oz liquid remains. Add the 28 oz crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce and sun dried tomato puree.
  • Heat until simmering, turn to low and simmer 10 more minutes stirring often, season with salt and pepper and serve hot over just-cooked, well-drained rigatoni.
  • Garnish with basil and Parmesan.
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