Vodka Sauce for Pasta

Vodka Sauce For Pasta Recipe

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Edith Sullivan


This recipe is pretty simple to make and a crowd-pleaser. I generally pair it with grilled chicken, penne pasta, and broccoli. You can omit the vodka, cream, and parmesan and have a decent marinara sauce as well.


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5 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/2 stick
  • 1-2 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 15 oz
    canned tomato sauce or crushed tomatos
  • 1/4 c
  • 1-1.5 pt
    heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese
  • 4 tsp
    fresh basil (to taste really)
  • 1 lb
    pasta of choice

How to Make Vodka Sauce for Pasta


  1. Melt butter, saute garlic and pepper flakes for 1 minute
  2. Add tomato sauce (or crushed tomatoes) and vodka, simmer for 15 minutes, then remove from heat -- (start boiling water for your pasta)
  3. Add heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and basil. Return to heat and cook another 15 minutes (or until your pasta is done cooking)

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About Vodka Sauce for Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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