Tomato Vodka Cream Pasta Sauce with Fettuccine | Midwest Living

Tomato Vodka Cream Pasta Sauce with Fettuccine

Tomato Vodka Cream Pasta Sauce with Fettuccine

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Start to Finish 30 mins

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You can serve the creamy marinara-like sauce over any pasta. We chose fettuccine to make this sophisticated side dish.


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 14 1/2 - ounce can or one 28-ounce can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained and cut up
  • 1 6 - ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons vodka (optional)
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 8 ounces dried fettuccine, spaghetti, linguine, capellini or other long pasta noodles
  • Finely shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano, Romano or Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Basil sprigs (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil over medium heat until onion is tender but not brown. Add undrained tomatoes, paste, oregano, salt and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  2. Slowly add the cream and vodka, if you like, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 3 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in parsley.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions in a large amount of boiling salted water till tender; drain. Serve sauce over hot cooked pasta. If you like, sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and garnish with basil sprigs. Makes 8 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Tomato Vodka Cream Pasta Sauce with Fettuccine)

Servings Per Recipe 8, sodium (mg) 385, cal. (kcal) 143, calcium (mg) 50, carb. (g) 14, vit. C (mg) 9, pro. (g) 3, iron (mg) 1, vit. A (IU) 340, chol. (mg) 21, Fat, total (g) 8, sat. fat (g) 4, fiber (g) 2

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