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Vodka Sauce

Vodka Sauce - Amazingly creamy, so bright, and super quick + easy. Comes together in 30 min! Serve with additional fresh Parmesan. SO SO GOOD.

Amazingly creamy, so bright, and super quick + easy. Comes together in 30 min! Serve with additional fresh Parmesan. SO SO GOOD.

Vodka Sauce - Amazingly creamy, so bright, and super quick + easy. Comes together in 30 min! Serve with additional fresh Parmesan. SO SO GOOD.

Whoa. Just whoa.

This has been on my dinner table almost every day this week.

It’s creamy. It’s bright. It’s quick. It’s easy. And it’s seriously got EVERYTHING you need – pasta, vodka, butter and fresh Parm. Do we need anything else?

Vodka Sauce - Amazingly creamy, so bright, and super quick + easy. Comes together in 30 min! Serve with additional fresh Parmesan. SO SO GOOD.

I think not. And if you need some protein in this, you can throw in leftover rotisserie chicken and let that saucy goodness soak right in.

I personally love the shape of the radiatore pasta because it catches so much of the sauce but you can also sub in penne, rotini, or rigatoni!

Vodka Sauce - Amazingly creamy, so bright, and super quick + easy. Comes together in 30 min! Serve with additional fresh Parmesan. SO SO GOOD.

Vodka Sauce

Amazingly creamy, so bright, and super quick + easy. Comes together in 30 min! Serve with additional fresh Parmesan. SO SO GOOD.

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Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces radiatore pasta
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium shallots, diced
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonade

Directions:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; reserve 1 cup water and drain well.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add garlic and shallots, and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato paste and red pepper flakes until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Working carefully, stir in vodka, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  5. Stir in crush tomatoes and sugar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in heavy cream and Parmesan until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in pasta, adding reserved pasta water as needed, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  8. Serve immediately, garnished with basil, if desired.

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19 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just the kind of recipe I was looking for. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent flavor! I made it for the sauce for my knocci, and everyone loved it.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quick, easy, delicious. What more could you want? Why do people even buy jar sauce when it’s this easy to make your own?

  4. This is probably a silly question. However I cannot have alcohol. Can the Vodka be omitted or substituted?

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    This sauce is amazing! I highly recommend it. I made with sausage tortellini and it was a hit at home, even my 5 year old loved it. This week I’m making double batch to freeze.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow! this is so amazing. Never tried pasta with Vodka sauce. I need to try this. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.

  7. This may be a silly question but….Is tomato paste the same as tomato puree
    TIA

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was sooo good! I added some crumbled italian sausage and pancetta that needed to be used up, and subbed some non-dairy butter to compensate for the heavy cream and give my husband’s belly a break 🙂 Toddler approved and the leftovers heat up great.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just made this recipe. It was very good. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Pasta with vodka sauce is just like heaven on earth.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love these recipes and so does my family!  I’ve gotten my husband to try your asian dishes and he I haven’t been able to do that in 24 years!  You make is so easy to make extra-delicious food!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this pasta. Got super wasted from all the vodka in the sauce. Good times.

    • LMAO youre retarded.
      You must be the one at parties that sips on the same beer all night but you go around telling everyone youre wasted LOL 
      JK
      But not really
      LOL 
      I just cant tell if YOURE joking or not. You know the alcohol cooks off right? So like… You CANT get drunk. But you knew that.  Right? LOL 

      • Why would you call someone “r*tarded” – let alone on a recipe blog? So inappropriate and gross. 

        Pretty obvious Chala was being sarcastic. Seems it went over your head. 

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    LIKE YOUR RECIPE, ANYTHING WITH VODKA IS GREAT FOR ME, WILL GIVE A GREAT TASTE!!!