Pasta with

Vodka Sauce

Make an Italian restaurant-worthy pasta dish EASILY at home in 30 minutes! Pasta is tossed in a tomato-forward sauce that includes red pepper flakes, onions, garlic, spinach, heavy cream for RICHNESS and of course, vodka! A family FAVORITE comfort food classic recipe that's doable for busy weeknights, for entertaining, or for date night at home!

So today I made this Pasta with Vodka Sauce I pretty much followed your recipe with the exception of the fresh spinach and the red chili peppers I couldn’t find in my area. The red pepper chili flakes was enough heat for us anyway. It was just delicious. Creamy, garlicky, and bursting with flavor. My 2 grown boys said a definite keeper. Served with baked salmon and green salad. Perfect Sunday Dinner. Thank you.


Cook the pasta and set aside. In a separate skillet, toast the red pepper flakes and black pepper. Saute the onion and red chile pepper in olive oil, followed by the garlic.


Pour in the canned tomatoes, broth, tomato juice, and vodka, then simmer. Add the spinach and pasta water, then cook.


Add the heavy cream, then taste and adjust the seasonings. Allow the mixture to simmer.


Add the pasta to the vodka sauce. Toss to coat and cover the skillet. Optionally garnish and serve.


Averie Sunshine

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