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Vodka Cream Pasta

Easy Valentine's Day Recipe

By Robbie Folk - February 4, 2020

Easy Valentine's Day Recipe
Vodka Cream Pasta


Ready in 30 minutes

Serves 2 people

Level Easy


  • 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, once around the pan in a slow stream

  • 1/2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 shallots, minced

  • 1/2 cup vodka

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

  • 1/2 can crushed tomatoes (16 ounces)

  • Coarse salt and pepper

  • 8 ounces pasta, such as penne rigate

  • ¼  cup heavy cream

  • 10 leaves fresh basil, shredded or torn


  1. Heat a large skillet over moderate heat. Add oil, butter, garlic, and shallots. Gently saute shallots for 3 to 5 minutes to develop their sweetness. Add vodka to the pan, 3 turns around the pan in a steady stream will equal about 1 cup. Reduce vodka by half, this will take 2 or 3 minutes. Add chicken stock, tomatoes. Bring sauce to a bubble and reduce heat to simmer. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. While sauce simmers, cook pasta in salted boiling water until cooked al dente (with a bite to it). While pasta cooks, prepare your salad or other side dishes.

  3. Stir cream into sauce. When sauce returns to a bubble, remove it from heat. Drain pasta. Toss hot pasta with sauce and basil leaves. Pass pasta with crusty bread.

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