13 Reviews

Vodka sauce is my favorite, so i had to learn how to make it. This one was just about everything I wanted in a creamy vodka sauce. One thing I added was some crushed red peppers to give it a little spice. I also made it a little more chunky by using one can of petite diced tomatoes and one can of crushed tomatoes instead of two cans of crushed tomatoes. This is very popular among my friends at Penn State, so thanks a bunch!

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Adam likes food and friends January 28, 2010

Thanks for a great crowd pleasing recipe. We had 9 guest and they all enjoyed the sauce. I substituted evaporated milk for the heavy cream and used an entire can of tomato paste to lower the fat content. I also blended the sauce smooth so the kiddos couldn't see the tomato and onion pieces. Big hit. I will make again.

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chrissyc2002 November 09, 2010

This was absolutely delicious. My DD only wanted to try this with maybe 3 noodles and a tiny bit of sauce, because she tried it at Macaroni Grill and didn't care for it at all. After she tried mine she wanted a full plate full. I used shallots and 1 can crushed tomatoes and 1 can diced tomatoes. Worked out wonderful. Also I found it needed a bit of salt and pepper. I don't think this would taste the same without the fresh basil, dried would not work here I don't think. I will definitely make this again. Made enough for 3 other meals so in the freezer it went. Thanks so much for posting Chef Erin.

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FrenchBunny May 24, 2009

OH YES!!! This was very good and very easy. Most items were things I had "on hand" and so it will be a good "go-to" meal. The only thing I changed was to divide it in half. Only 3 of us here. I served it over a chicken & cheese ravioli that I had. With a salad and some Italian bread this made a fabulous meal! Thank you so much!

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Lynn in CO April 15, 2009

Wow!! Great sauce. I didn't have crushed tomatoes but used diced tomatoes with great success. I think next time I'll use 1 can of diced and 1 can of crushed. This recipe is very close to the Balducci's sauce from New York. Thanks!!

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MSZANZ February 12, 2006

Recipe was great. I added 1 cup of parmesan cheese for flavor and a little sugar.

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Rita Seals December 26, 2012

I love tomato vodka sauce. Even though this recipe is easy, it did not have nearly enough flavor for the effort. I will not be making this one again.

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Mark Adam April 17, 2011

So good! Like other reviewers, I added a little crush red pepper flake both to the onion/garlic while they were sauteeing and to the sauce while simmering. I also added coarse salt and black pepper to onion/garlic while sauteeing. Used dried basil since I didn't have fresh. This is so delicious! I will make this again and again1

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llassen February 26, 2011

This is such a simple and delicious sauce! We like to put anchovies on top (my husband likes a lot; I like a couple!) and serve it with a salad. It also freezes well!

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brianak November 08, 2010

Really tasty... I used all diced tomatoes. Hubby is the one that requested it and he said that this is how he remembered it!! DS who is 9 ate it up and so did DD who is 5. It is really good with the sweet tomatoe chunks in the sauce. Hubby spiced it up with crushed red pepper flakes just on his. I LOVE garlic so I think next time I will use about 1 1/2 times the amount of garlic. I served it with penne and sauteed shrimp,... a true hit that I will make again. THANKS!!!

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Courtney Ellen July 26, 2010
Vodka Sauce