5-Ingredient Vodka Sauce Recipe Is Quick, Rich & Creamy by 30Seconds Food

5-Ingredient Vodka Sauce Recipe Is Quick, Rich & Creamy

Chef Luigi Franzese from Orsini's restaurant in New York and Pasquale Bruno Jr., author of The Ultimate Pasta Cookbook, both lay claim to inventing vodka sauce. We don't know who did, we're just happy they created it. This easy vodka sauce has just five ingredients: butter, onion, vodka (of course), crushed tomatoes and heavy cream. Simple and delish. 

This quick five-ingredient vodka sauce recipe is velvety, rich and oh, so good. Serve this tasty red pasta sauce over your favorite pasta or drizzle over chicken breasts. You could even make lasagna with it. 

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 65 minutes
Total Time: 67 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

Here's how to make it:

  1. Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the onion and cook until soft and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. 
  2. Add the vodka and gently simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Pour in the tomatoes. Cook on low heat, stirring often, about 30 minutes. 
  4. Add the cream and continue to gently simmer about 20 more minutes. 

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Donna John
My BFF loves vodka sauce. Gina Jackson-Holliday , this one is for you. :-)
Elisa Schmitz
Oh, my. This looks divine. I'm right there with you, Gina Jackson-Holliday ! #yum Donna John
This looks amazing.
Ann Marie Patitucci
I've always wanted to make my own vodka sauce! Now it sounds like I have no excuses!!

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