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Vodka Pasta Sauce with Sun Dried Tomato

This pasta dish with a rich and creamy vodka pasta sauce is an easy and indulgent vegetarian dinner. This tomato vodka sauce is great for a weeknight dinner or for serving to friends!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 857kcal


  • 4 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • Pinch Chilli Flakes
  • 60 ml Vodka
  • 2 400g tins Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 100 g Double Cream
  • 500 g Pasta
  • 125 g Parmesan Cheese grated
  • Fresh Basil to serve


  • Put the butter, garlic and chilli flakes in a large pot of a medium heat. Cook for a couple of minutes then add the vodka and bring to a simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, pesto, thyme and plenty of seasoning. Simmer for about 15 minutes then blend until smooth and add the cream.
  • Cook the pasta in salted water according to packet instructions. Add the pasta to the sauce then stir through the parmesan. Serve topped with fresh basil and more parmesan.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients used.


Calories: 857kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 973mg | Potassium: 702mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1244IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 493mg | Iron: 4mg