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Creamy Tomato-Vodka Sauce

 4 Ratings
3 Comments
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Be adventuresome with a classic Italian pasta sauce made with organic tomatoes, onions, garlic and a touch of vodka and whipping cream.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic crushed tomatoes with basil, undrained
1/2
cup vodka
1
teaspoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon coarse salt (kosher or sea salt)
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup whipping cream

Directions

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until crisp-tender.
  • 2 Stir in tomatoes, vodka, sugar, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in whipping cream. Heat just until hot.
  • 3 Serve over cooked pasta as desired.

Expert Tips

You can use broth for the vodka. The sauce will just have a much different flavor.

Try fettuccine or penne with this sauce; they're both good choices. Top servings with a generous sprinkling of freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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