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

How to Make Reduced Calorie Vodka Sauce


  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.

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About Reduced Calorie Vodka Sauce

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

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