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Tomato Cream Sauce

Pasta in Vodka Cream Sauce
Try step by step recipe for Pasta in Vodka Cream Sauce. Prepared with Tomato, cream and little vodka, this is an easy yet very elegant recipe. You can also make sauce ahead of time and refrigerate it for later use.
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Pasta in Vodka Cream Sauce

Pasta in Vodka Cream Sauce
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/4 Cup Marinara Sauce  (Or use canned tomato sauce (like Hunts Tomato Sauce))
  • 1/4 to 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream  
  • 1/4 Cup Vodka  
  • 1/2 lbs Pasta  (Bow Tie Or Penne Pasta)
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese  (grated Parmesan Cheese)
  • 5-6 Basil  (fresh basil leaves)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil  
  • Salt  (adjust per taste)
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper  (Crushed)

Directions

  • 1. To boil pasta, bring pot of water to full boil and add generous amount of salt (Approx. 1 tbsp). Boil pasta in this water till al-dente or cook pasta as per package directions (regular penne pasta takes about 6-8 minutes).
  • Step for Recipe - Pasta in Vodka Cream Sauce
    2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add marinara sauce and cook for 2 minutes. Now add vodka and continue cooking for 2 more minutes. Never pour vodka in hot pan straight from bottle, always use a small cup to add required quantity.
    Additional Notes
    If using plain tomato sauce, saute (for 30 seconds) 1 fine minced clove of garlic in oil before adding tomato sauce for some extra flavor.
  • Step for Recipe - Pasta in Vodka Cream Sauce
    3. Now add 1/4 cup heavy cream, add crushed black pepper, taste and adjust salt. If sauce feels very tart, add 1-2 tbsp more cream, cook with cream for 1 minute and then remove from heat.
  • Step for Recipe - Pasta in Vodka Cream Sauce
    4. Add cooked pasta, all but 2 tbsp of Parmesan cheese (leave 2 tbsp for garnish) and 2 tbsp of pasta water to marinara. Toss everything very gently. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and some remaining grated Parmesan Cheese. Serve immediately and enjoy easy Italian at home!!

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  1. Pasta with Vodka Cream Sauce , intersting. Is it how they make it in Italy? In China we sometime call it drunken pasta. Cheers!!!
  2. I made Pasta with Cream Sauce per your recipe for my kids. They finished whole plate. Thanks for this excellent recipe. I just skipped Vodka since was making this recipe for kids. Next time I will make a portion of it with Vodka too. Thanks.
  3. I love eating pasta. This recipe is so easy. I will give it a try. Thanks ChefDeHome
  4. Vodka Cream Sauce is my all time favorite. thanks for sharing this recipe.