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Tomato-Cream (Vodka) Sauce for Pasta

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"Creamy red sauce seasoned Italian-style with garlic, basil, and oregano."
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35 m servings 97
Original recipe yields 8 servings (2 cups)


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  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute; add vodka, bring to a simmer, and cook until mostly evaporated, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir tomatoes, basil, sugar, oregano, salt, and pepper with the garlic and vodka in the saucepan; bring to a boil and cook until most of the liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Stir milk and butter together in a bowl until smooth; pour into tomato sauce and stir until the color is even.
  4. Place saucepan over medium-low heat, bring sauce to a simmer, and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 97 calories; 8.3 2.5 0.9 16 198 Full nutrition

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Disclaimer: I've never had a vodka sauce, so I've nothing to compare this to. That being said, I didn't really find this any different than a pomodoro-type sauce, which doesn't have the added...

Great base to start with, that's why I rated it 5! But everyone likes to "tweek" based on personal preference. I made these additions/changes and using the seasonings included in the recipe: 1 c...

Very simple and easy to cook. However seems a little bland. I had to put much more salt. Also the proportion seems good for 3 servings, not 8 servings as the recipe suggested.

Used fresh tomatoes and served over zucchinni pasta. Added a pinch of chili flakes for added zip. Loved it!

I haven't tried this yet, it sounds good. When I do try it, I'll change only one thing. I'll pour the tomato mixture into the milk. With no soda added to the tomatoes, it will probably curdle...