Jackie's vodka pasta sauce

    1 hour 10 min

    This version of vodka sauce has been passed down through a lot of generations. Everyone adds there own special twist. So, if you like try adding your own.

    8 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 onion, minced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 5 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 250ml good quality vodka
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 400ml passata
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
    • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried, ground rosemary
    • 60ml water (optional)
    • 250ml double cream, or as needed

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir the tomato puree into the onions, working all of the lumps out. Pour in the vodka, and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 1 minute, then add the diced tomatoes and passata. Season with oregano, pepper, salt, thyme, parsley and rosemary.
    2. Return to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the water if the sauce becomes too thick as it cooks, but remember that you'll be adding the cream soon, so don't thin it too much. Once the sauce has cooked, stir in the cream until the consistency and colour are to your liking. Cook another 5 to 10 minutes to reheat.

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    We decided to have a pasta night with a variety of sauces. Our favorite restaurant has a vodka sauce that we wished to replicate. What a find this recipe proved to be. I did use six cloves of garlic as opposed to 2, but other than that, I changed nothing. We enjoyed it so much, we plan to make several batches this weekend to can for future use.  -  29 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was good but not my all time favourite vodka sauce recipe.  -  09 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband surprised me with this for dinner and it was great! Will try making it again for him sometime.  -  15 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)