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Vodka Pasta Sauce

This Vodka Pasta Sauce recipe will blow your mind! Serve this at your next get together with family or friends and you will impress everyone.

Vodka Pasta Sauce

Vodka Pasta Sauce

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb penne
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • 1/3 cup vodka
  • 1 398 ml or 14 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup 15% cooking cream
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • parmesan grated, to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot of salted, boiling water, cook the pasta as directed on the package. Drain, but reserve 80 ml (1/3 cup) of cooking water. Set pasta and cooking water aside.
  • Heat oil to medium heat in a large pan. Sauté garlic and shallots in oiled pan for 1 to 2 minutes. Deglaze and flambé with vodka, then let reduce 2–3 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce to the garlic and shallots. Let reduce a few minutes, then add the cream and oil.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. Add the pasta and mix well with the sauce.
  • Divide in plates, sprinkle with parmesan cheese, and serve.
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  • Reply
    Emily Zielinski
    November 11, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Yum, Vodka Pasta is one of my favourite go to recipes. I cant wait to try yours

  • Reply
    Nehal Preet
    November 29, 2019 at 1:10 am

    5 stars
    Hey , I have tried this Vodka Pasta sauce at home looks exact same but don’t know why the taste is lil bitter. May be it’s because of the vodka or something else. Still figuring out. Rest it was really good and unique recipe. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Regards.

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