The Easiest Vodka Sauce Recipe: Rich & Creamy Vodka Sauce Recipe Has Just 5 Ingredients by 30Seconds Food

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The Easiest Vodka Sauce Recipe: Rich & Creamy Vodka Sauce Recipe Has Just 5 Ingredients

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 recipe is velvety, rich and oh, so good. Serve 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 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 A. Schmitz 30Seconds
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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