Vodka Sauce2018-01-05T16:17:51-04:00

Vodka Sauce

Presented by Giacomo’s Italian Market & Grill


  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 28-oz. cans crushed plum tomatoes
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 bunch fresh sweet basil*
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

*Remove leaves from stems and tear into pieces. If desired, set aside a small handful for garnish.


In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Stir in tomatoes, salt, and vodka. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce to a simmer and stir in basil and cream, giving the sauce a blush color. Continue simmering and stirring for a few minutes. Turn off heat, add Parmesan cheese, and stir until blended. Toss with your choice of freshly cooked pasta and serve.

NOTE: If not using all of the sauce immediately, the remainder may be frozen for a fast future meal.

Serves 8 or more

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