Spicy Vodka Sauce


  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) vodka
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1   garlic clove, pressed
  •  Salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste
  •  Cooked pasta, chicken or shrimp (optional)


  1. Place pepper flakes, tomato paste, vodka and cream into appropriate size bowl from Pinch Bowl Set.

  2. Add oil to (1.5-qt./1.4-L) Saucepan; heat over medium-high heat 2-3 minutes or until shimmering. Add garlic; cook 30-45 seconds or until fragrant (do not brown). Add tomato paste; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until tomato paste begins to caramelize. Add vodka and pepper flakes; cook 2 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Add cream; bring to a simmer and immediately remove from heat. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve with pasta, chicken or shrimp, if desired.


  • 1 cup (250 mL)
    6  servings of about 2 

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. Nutrients per serving: Calories 150, Total Fat 12 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 35 mg, Carbohydrate 3 g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 150 mg, Fiber less than 1 g

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