Reduced Calorie Vodka Sauce

Kristen Parks


Inspired by Rocco DiSpirito and the fact that I am living a healthy lifestyle. I have to take certain food items and recipes I love and make them healthy and low calorie. Instead of using heavy whipping cream which is full of fat and calories I used a non-fat plain yogurt. Calories will vary based on which brands you use.

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5 Min


10 Min


1 can(s)
15 oz plain tomato sauce
1 can(s)
8 oz plain tomato sauce
1 oz
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 Tbsp
dried parsley
1 oz
plain vodka
1 dash(es)
salt and pepper
1 c
fresh chopped basil
1 c
yogurt, plain and non-fat

Directions Step-By-Step

Open sauce cans and finely chop basil. In a medium sized non-stick saucepan on medium or medium low heat add sauce, vodka, spices, salt and paper. Heat stirring often for about 5 minutes. Feel free to add or reduce the red pepper, salt or pepper depending on taste.
In a measuring cup or medium sized bowl add the cup of yogurt. Remove pan from heat, add 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce to the yogurt and stir until smooth to avoid curdling of the yogurt (tempering).
Once yogurt and 1/2 cup mixture is smooth add it to the sauce in the pan and whisk until smooth. Serve it with your favorite pasta or on top of meats. Each serving is a 1/2 cup and will be approximately 53 calories. This will vary based on the brand you use.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy