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Vegan Vodka Sauce Recipe (Dairy & Gluten Free)

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This Vegan Vodka Sauce recipe is creamy, luscious, velvety, and totally plant-based! Toss with penne pasta for a healthy dairy free version of the classic.

Grab a fork, and mangia!  We love serving this super creamy vegan vodka pasta with a pot luck salad and air fryer garlic bread for a complete meal. This is one restaurant-quality dish that is SO simple to make at home.

dairy free vodka sauce pasta recipe with basil tomatoes cashew cream and garlic in a bowl.

One of my favorite restaurant dishes to order is pasta with vodka sauce, I love the tomatoey creamy sauce combo forever!   And what’s better than recreating a super yummy dish in your own kitchen, with healthier ingredients and for a fraction of the cost?  Answer: nothing beats that!

This creamy plant-based vodka sauce recipe is loaded with sauteed vegetables, bold flavors from tomatoes and vodka, and a creamy addition to this blended sauce. Serve with your favorite pasta (I love penne or shells!) and Mangia.

This Plant Based Vodka Sauce Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Creamy
  • Luxurious
  • Satisfying
  • Dairy Free, Vegan, and Gluten Free!

vegan vodka sauce with penne pasta in a bowl with basil leaves and cherry tomatoes with a spoon.

Make Vodka Sauce Dairy Free for a Healthy Version

This dairy free vodka pasta sauce is a fantastic take on the classic without all the dairy. I’m all about making recipes plant-based and dairy free when I can. Dairy-free cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. You can achieve total richness and creaminess with some simple swaps.

By building meals around vegan pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegan recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meatless and dairy free meals for your table.

What’s In This Vegan Vodka Pasta Sauce Recipe?

  • Garlic, Onions, Parsley – I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

dairy free vodka pasta sauce without cream recipe with a napkin, tomatoes, and basil for garnish. .

Vegan Comfort Food Pasta Recipes for the WIN!

This vegetarian vodka pasta sauce is the tastiest, coziest dinner meal. It’s perfect for a hearty meal for the family, and also great to make for company if you are having guests for dinner. It makes a great holiday meal as well, and a great veg addition to the table. The stove does most of the work, so you can enjoy hands-off time while you prep sides or a salad!

How Do I Make Vodka Sauce Vegan?

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook penne according to package directions and set aside.
  2. In another pot, add the olive oil and sauté the garlic and onions over low heat, for about 6 to 7 minutes until they begin to shimmer. Add the diced tomatoes and vodka, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring until the alcohol has evaporated. Add the cashews, vegetable stock, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook covered for 25 minutes. 
  3. Once sauce is finished cooking, carefully remove the pot from the heat. Transfer the sauce to a blender (or use an immersion hand blender in the pot). Blend in high until the sauce becomes thick and creamy. 
  4. Toss sauce with penne and serve hot. Garnish with fresh chopped basil, cracked pepper, and enjoy.

vegan vodka pasta sauce without milk topped with basil and fresh chopped tomatoes in a bowl with fresk cracked black pepper.

More Creamy Vegan Pasta Recipes You’ll Love!

Oat Milk Alfredo Sauce Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Vegan Stuffed Shells Recipe (Dairy Free & Egg Free)

Gluten Free Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe (Vegan)

Hummus Pasta Sauce Recipe with Lemon (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Vegan Pasta Salad with Mayo Recipe (Egg & Dairy Free)

gluten free vodka sauce pasta recipe with creamy cashews and tomatoes in a plate with a striped napkin and wooden spoon.

Get the Same Ingredients I Use For My Vegan Penne Alla Vodka Pasta Sauce Recipe!

 

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dairy free vodka pasta sauce without cream recipe with a napkin, tomatoes, and basil for garnish. .

Vegan Vodka Sauce

The Herbeevore
This Vegan Vodka Sauce recipe is creamy, luscious, velvety, and totally plant-based! Toss with penne pasta for a healthy dairy free version of the classic.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian, Vegan
Servings 8 servings
Calories 331 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook penne according to package directions and set aside.
  • In another pot, add the olive oil and sauté the garlic and onions over low heat, for about 6 to 7 minutes until they begin to shimmer. Add the diced tomatoes and vodka, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring until the alcohol has evaporated. Add the cashews, vegetable stock, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook covered for 25 minutes.
  • Once sauce is finished cooking, carefully remove the pot from the heat. Transfer the sauce to a blender (or use an immersion hand blender in the pot). Blend in high until the sauce becomes thick and creamy.
  • Toss sauce with penne and serve hot. Garnish with fresh chopped basil, cracked pepper, and enjoy.

Notes

Save Money on Organic Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 10gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 161mgPotassium: 413mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 280IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 3mg
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