Homemade vodka sauce recipe

Perfect sauce for spaghetti, lasagna and more!

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For many, the bright orange color of store bought vodka sauce isn't exactly the most appealing of sauces. However, vodka sauce made from scratch is absolutely delicious and gives marinara and Alfredo a run for its money. Leave the orange goo on the supermarket shelf and whip up your own amazing vodka sauce at home with this recipe, infused with bacon-flavored vodka.

The only ingredient that makes everything taste better is bacon. This sauce is no different. The use of bacon-flavored vodka gives this sauce a smoky, meaty, almost spicy flavor that will blow regular sauce out of the water. This sauce is so good you'll find a reason to put it on anything and may even start eating it with a spoon!

Homemade vodka sauce

Serves 5

Ingredients: sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup bacon-flavored vodka
  • 1 (28 ounce) can of stewed or diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 cup light cream
  • Salt and peppper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Directions: 

  1. In a 3-quart skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in vodka and heat for about 10 minutes or until half the liquid has evaporated. Stir in tomatoes and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes. Gradually add in cream and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until mixture has thickened.
  3. Remove from heat and sprinkle in Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Serve with your favorite dish and enjoy!

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Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.

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