Creamy Vodka Sauce Recipe- Easy vodka sauce recipe ready in just 25 minutes! Use it to make penne alla vodka or serve it over spaghetti or any other type of pasta. It can even be used over calzones or for dipping bread sticks.

Creamy Vodka Sauce

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: penna alla vodka sauce, vodka sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 818 kcal
Creamy Vodka Sauce is an easy pasta sauce recipe pancetta, tomatoes and cream. Serve over your favorite pasta like Penne alla Vodka!


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup pancetta prosciutto or ham
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 56 ounces petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup hand torn basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound cooked pasta al dente


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, sauteing for 2-4 minutes. Add garlic and pancetta, sauteing for another 3 minutes.
  3. After onion and garlic have softened, stir in vodka and crushed tomatoes, bringing to a low a simmer. Allow to reduce and thicken, approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in cream, basil, salt and pepper until combined. Toss with pasta, allowing to heat for 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately.
  5. If you tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Vodka Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 818 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47g 72%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 726mg 30%
Potassium 902mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 12g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 44.2%
Vitamin C 32.5%
Calcium 15.9%
Iron 24.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.