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A question about a recipe: Penne alla Vodka

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I have a question about the recipe "Penne alla Vodka" from DueSpaghetti. Instead of trying to mill whole tomatoes when I don't have a mill, can I substitute the same size can of tomato puree or crushed tomatoe?

asked by lilroseglow over 2 years ago
5 answers 875 views
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added over 2 years ago

I'd use crushed tomatoes. You also can blitz whole peeled tomatoes with some juice in a food processor.

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Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

Yes. It calls for smooth tomato sauce, so tomato puree should be fine. Penne Alla Vodka typically has a smooth sauce, no chunks. But I like chunks myself so for me, crushed tomatoes would be fine too. You might need to include a little juice from that can if you used crushed tomatoes, but go slowly with adding that.

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added over 2 years ago

Thanks for your question. We agree with using crushed tomatoes over puree. As another person mentioned, you can blend the tomatoes in a blender or food processor first if you want smooth sauce. If you don't mind chunks, use them as is. Good luck!

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SMSF is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

The first time I made this, I milled canned whole tomatoes. The next time, I used crushed tomatoes in heavy puree, no milling. Both were delicious! I slightly preferred the crushed tomatoes but it will be great either way. This is a fantastic recipe!

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added over 1 year ago

I used passata and it worked really well. If you want more texture crushed tomatoes would be fune

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