Vegan Vodka Pasta

rotini with easy vodka sauce
Rotini with easy vodka sauce
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¼ cup Olive oil plus more for serving
3 cloves Garlic minced
1 (6-oz) can Tomato paste
¼ cup Vodka
1 (14-oz) can Coconut milk full-fat
1 lb Pasta rotini or fusilli, or penne, or rigatoni
1 tsp Salt
Black pepper to taste
Red pepper flakes to taste
Garlic salt to taste

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Vegan Vodka Pasta


Enjoy this Vegan Vodka Pasta, a take on a common menu item in Italian-American restaurants that is surprisingly easy to make at home. Rotini pasta tossed in a luscious tomato vodka sauce, a perfect food. It is one of my favorite weekend dinners, and it tastes amazingly good. It is rich, silky and extra creamy. Plus, it’s totally vegan. 

The recipe uses simple ingredients and comes together in minutes. Start out by sautéing the garlic until fragrant in a pan large enough to hold the pasta and sauce. Add the tomato paste and cook for about 5 minutes until the tomato paste is deep red. Then add the vodka and cook until it has evaporated. Next, add the coconut milk and salt and let the sauce simmer. While that’s happening, just boil up some pasta, drain, and add to the pan with the sauce. Divide the pasta among plates and serve with extra olive oil drizzles, a sprinkle of garlic salt, freshly ground black pepper, and red pepper flakes if you wish. 

To make the Vegan Vodka Pasta, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Vegan Vodka Pasta

Steps to make Vegan Vodka Pasta


Sauté garlic


Heat ¼ cup olive oil over low heat. Add 3 minced garlic cloves and sauté until fragrant.


Add tomato paste


Add 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste and stir until the tomato paste is deep red.


Add vodka


Add ¼ cup vodka and cook, stirring, until the vodka evaporates.


Add coconut milk and salt


Stir in 1 (14-ounces) can full-fat coconut milk and 1 teaspoon salt. Let the sauce simmer.


Cook pasta


Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to a boil and cook 1 pound rotini pasta according to package directions until al dente. Remove 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.


Drain and transfer to pan


Drain the pasta and transfer to the pan with the sauce. Toss to combine. Add a little reserved pasta water to achieve the desired consistency.



Season with a sprinkle of garlic salt, red pepper flakes, freshly ground black pepper, and extra olive oil, and serve immediately.

This Vegan Vodka Pasta is a delicious take on a classic recipe. If you have never made a sauce with vodka, you are in for a treat. Vodka really enhances the taste of tomato sauce, and it's so good. Give this recipe a try, and don’t forget to come back to leave a review!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Just tried this delicious recipe and it was extremely good! I don’t think I can go back to dairy based pasta now. Thanks for sharing!

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