Sometimes you buy vodka that is just too gross to even drink. Don’t throw it away, though, repurpose that shit by putting it in a sauce. This incredibly simple vodka sauce can mask the disgusting aftertaste and make a beautiful topping to any pasta.

Vodka Sauce

  • Prep Time:0 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 1 28 oz jar tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 4 cup cooked pasta
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  • Step 1

    In a saucepan, combine tomato sauce and vodka and simmer for 10 minutes to cook off the alcohol.

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  • Step 2

    Add in heavy cream until the sauce has thickened, 3-5 minutes. and then 

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  • Step 3

    Add parmesan cheese until melted.

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  • Step 4

    Finally, top with sauce, parmesan, garnish with basil, and enjoy.

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