Linguine and Summer Vodka Sauce

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by kiwidutch

Dash of liquor makes pasta dish stand out. COOKS Notes: adjust amounts to your taste. Also, think about adding sweet onion and serving grilled Italian sausage on the side. Please note: this is an adopted recipe: Well I never thought of putting strong liqour into pasta, I have tried this recipe myself now with both Vodka and Gin (seperately of course) and experimented with following the recipe exactly or adding the liquor a minute or two before the cream and cooking it a little. Results: the taste is mellow and softer if you cook it a little so it depends entirely on how much flavour you prefer, all versions were very well received here. Have a go yourself and be pleasantly surprised :) ZWT REGION: Italy.

Top Review by Dr. Jenny

A nice and easy way to use up basil and tomatoes from the garden, this makes for a good weeknight meal. We would have liked it better, I think, if maybe we included some sauteed garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. All and all this fit the bill tonight. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a well-oiled large skillet over medium-high heat, saute tomatoes and basil for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Lower heat and simmer 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add vodka and bring to a boil. Add cream and cook, stirring, until heated through.

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