Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Tangy and rich tomato and basil sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sautee diced onions and garlic in butter on medium heat for 7 minutes. Add vodka and bring to boil then reduce to simmer and cook for 10 minutes on low.
  2. Add tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and half and half then allow to simmer for another 10 minutes on low to low medium heat.
  3. Finish sauce by adding chopped fresh basil and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. This sauce goes well with seafood, pasta, and chicken.
Most Helpful

I used basil and tomatoes out of my garden and loved this sauce. Fun too, as a change, using vodka. I served this with chicken and pasta.

katew February 11, 2012

Outstanding flavors! I made the sauce exactly as written. I used ground white pepper instead of the coursely ground black I usually use. This will be an excellent sauce for the baked chicken we're doing for dinner tonight. Thanks so much Taterbug! Reviewed for Spring 08 PAC. **This was saved in my Top 2008 Recipes Cookbook!

Trinkets January 06, 2009

Fabulous! We grilled chicken breasts, made some pasta, added this sauce nd wa-la - had a fantastic main course! With parmesan triangles so expensive now, I used grated (from deli) and a full cup. After sauting onions, garlic, and vodka for specified time, remaining ingrediants were added all at once. Also added a sprinkling of oregano for slight depth and body in the flavor, but it's not needed (I'm a hopeless recipe experiementer.) This one will be made again and again! Thanks Taterbug!

Koriander April 27, 2008