Vodka Sauce

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 255 kcal


  • 2 TBS butter
  • ¼ small sweet onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes *optional
  • ¼ cup vodka
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1-28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 ½ cups of red sauce from meatball recipe or additional canned crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup fresh basil chopped


  • In a large pot, heat butter, add diced onion and garlic, sauté for 4-6 minutes.
  • Add vodka, simmer to reduce, about 4-6 minutes.
  • Add heavy whipping cream, bring to a simmer and turn heat down to low.
  • Be sure not to over cook cream sauce.
  • Add crushed tomatoes and Italian red sauce (if you do not have any add additional crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce).
  • Stir in fresh basil.
  • Cook on low for 20 minutes.


This recipe makes 8-1 cup servings. Calories per serving: 255; Fat per serving: 20g; Carbs per serving: 16g; Protein per serving: 4g


Calories: 255kcal
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