Creamy Tomato-Vodka Sauce

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

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

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

  • 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
9%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.