Tomato Vodka Sauce


This is a delicious and creamy sauce that can be served over penne pasta.

4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (28 ounce) can canned peeled and diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • ¼ cup vodka

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pound penne pasta

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt better with oil; add onion and saute for 8 minutes or until transparent.

  2. Add tomatoes and cook for 25 minutes or until almost no liquid remains in skillet; stir frequently.

  3. Increase heat and add cream, vodka and red pepper flakes; boil for 2 minutes or until thickened to sauce consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and transfer to a large bowl.

  5. Bring sauce to a simmer and pour over pasta; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

764 Calories
32g Fat
94g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 764
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 94g 34%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 162mg 12%
Iron 8mg 43%
Potassium 547mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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