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: 818kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Creamy Vodka Sauce is an easy pasta sauce recipe pancetta, tomatoes and cream. Serve over your favorite pasta like Penne alla Vodka!
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  • 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


  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion, sauteing for 2-4 minutes. Add garlic and pancetta, sauteing for another 3 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Stir in cream, basil, salt and pepper until combined. Toss with pasta, allowing to heat for 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately.
  • If you tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 


Calories: 818kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 726mg | Potassium: 902mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2210IU | Vitamin C: 26.8mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 4.5mg