Close up of penne pasta with a tomato vodka sauce with parmesan and basil.

Parmesan Tomato Vodka Sauce

A delicious recipe for parmesan tomato vodka sauce in just twenty minutes! Serve with garlic bread, chicken, penne, and a side salad for a complete meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword parmesan vodka sauce, penne pasta, vodka sauce
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Calories 91kcal
Author Randa Derkson


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 basil leaf torn
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 14oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Serve with penne noodles if you're gluten-free, I love this quinoa penne from Tru Roots and optional chicken breast


  • Heat garlic and basil in the olive oil for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  • Add the vodka and chicken broth. Simmer until the liquid is reduced by half, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce, turn heat to low and let the sauce come together for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, stir in cream.
  • Combine with pasta and top with any additional basil and parmesan you have.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5.8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13.4mg | Sodium: 8.8mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 2.1g