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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



  • 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.


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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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