Love this dish - it is a regular in our household. I double the recipe and use crushed tomatoes to eliminate the blending and use dried basil instead of fresh. I serve it with a salad and garlic bread.
Pasta with Vodka Cream Sauce
CMLucas Posted: 01/07/09
smith3576 Posted: 11/22/08
This was okay, but bland and I would definitely not make it again. Not worth the effort and not much better than store bought tomato sauce. Not worth the calories and fat from the cream that's in it.
ChristineF Posted: 11/17/08
This sauce was a perfect lowfat version of the indulgent restaurant vodka sauce. I added grilled chicken to make a full meal of it - YUM!
alohaphd Posted: 12/31/08
This is a great meatless dish. Super easy to make with very simple ingredients. The taste is great. I use the immersion belnder to save a little time. You have to be careful of course since the stuff in the pan is hot. I do have to admit that I add parmesan cheese at the end to mine. I think you really need the cheese to make the dish complete. My husband loves it as well.
Lucinda17 Posted: 03/07/09
This dish is awesome. I added mushrooms and 3/4 cup vodka to the sauce mixture. I added 1/2 cup of whipping cream instead of 1/4 cup. I also added chicken, bacon pieces and shredded parmesan. My husband and I love this dish.
MJRound Posted: 01/22/09
I use Fire Roasted organic tomatoes and find they give the sauce a lift.
faithy Posted: 03/25/10
DELICIOUS!! I doubled the recipe (except pasta, but made more than called for). I used Organic Fire Roasted canned tomatoes, totally yummy. I do think the fresh basil at the end makes a big difference. I am so excited to have a yummy vodka sauce recipe! Served with Michael Chiarello's Grilled Roasted Garlic-Rosemary Bread and salad. I did also have grilled chicken breast on hand as I was not sure if there would be enough and needed leftovers for lunch. Some at with chicken, some did not.
KristinBaby Posted: 06/17/10
This was delicious! I think it may even be better that Rachel Ray's recipe! Served it with a simple grilled chicken breast cutlet and salad. The only thing I did different: I used a hand-held immersion blender and left the sauce in the pot, instead of transferring to and from the blender. Much easier if you have that tool.
Lauren123 Posted: 03/24/10
Easy to make and fantastic! The sauce has some heat, which I loved.
MsCarol Posted: 09/07/11
My family loves pasta vodka, bu the high fat content has always been a turn off. I use the light whipping cream here and find it works just as nicely, with even less fat. Delicious!
kayceescorner Posted: 10/21/11
I finally made this! And it was delicious :] But I'm not really the best cook, lol. I did add a small twist though... I used Voli's lemon flavored vodka. It's suuuper low in calories and the lemon added that extra citrus zest to the sauce :]
ticlita Posted: 06/28/14
I thought this was very good. It's nice when you don't think you have anything for dinner, because I almost always have these ingredients on hand. It is easy to make and tasty. I substitute apple juice for the vodka.