Creamy Vodka Spaghetti Sauce recipe

This is a deliciously creamy, rich, tomato-based sauce, with the added kick of a hit of vodka. You can, of course, leave out the vodka if serving this sauce to those under the age of 18.


  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 200g Passata
  • 200ml single cream
  • 200ml Russian standard vodka
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp. mixed Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. tomato puree
  • Olive oil


  1. Finely chop the onion and garlic.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add the onion and the garlic. Cook them gently for around ten minutes, so that they're translucent but not brown.

  3. Add the tomato puree and mix it around with your spoon, dispersing any lumps. Cook it out for a couple of minutes.

  4. Add the vodka and boil it for a couple of minutes.

  5. Add the Passata, chopped tomatoes, Italian seasoning and the salt and pepper.

  6. Simmer the sauce for 45 minutes, until thick and rich. Add the cream and the fresh basil leaves and cook for a further five minutes to heat the cream through.

  7. Toss spaghetti into the sauce to serve.

Author: Laura Young

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