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Quick Vodka Pasta

Quick Vodka Pasta Recipe
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Quick Vodka Pasta is a simple Italianish recipe with a kick. The vodka adds a different dimension to the usual recipe but works incredibly well. I try to use chorizo but if not smoked back bacon is an ideal substitute. Served as a main dish every time, it is filling, quick, simple and so very tasty. This is a must try recipe.

Quick Vodka Pasta Recipe

Quick Vodka Pasta

A fast pasta dish with a kick. Perfect
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Alcohol, Chili, Chorizo, Pasta, Vegetables
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 750kcal



  • Place a frying pan over a medium heat and add the oil.
  • When hot, add the chorizo/smoked bacon and fry for about 2 minutes until the fat/oil starts to render.
  • Add the shallots and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and chilli (deseeded if you wish to make it less intense) and cook for another minute or so.
  • Add a pan of water over a high heat and add salt.
  • When the water is boiling, cook the pasta according to the instructions.
  • Once cooked, drain the pasta over a mug to catch some of the pasta water.
  • Add the tomato puree to the shallot, garlic etc mixture and combine.
  • Cook for an additional minute and then add the all important vodka.
  • Allow to simmer/bubble for 30 seconds and add the cream.
  • Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook for a final 3 – 4 minutes.
  • Add the lime zest and test for seasoning. Add salt and ground pepper if required.
  • The pasta should be cooked by now so add it to the sauce mixture.
  • If the sauce needs thinning, add a little of the pasta water.
  • Bring back to a simmer for 2 minutes then serve
  • Grate parmesan over the pasta and a scattering of parsley.
  • Enjoy.


Sodium: 457mg | Calcium: 184mg | Vitamin C: 27mg | Vitamin A: 2049IU | Sugar: 9g | Fiber: 6g | Potassium: 616mg | Cholesterol: 66mg | Calories: 750kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Fat: 28g | Protein: 23g | Carbohydrates: 88g | Iron: 4mg

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