This Vegan Vodka Sauce recipe only needs 5 ingredients to make the creamy, tangy, pasta sauce you will keep coming back for every time!
You know how I LOVE vegan food and finding classic Italian recipes that I can make vegan is always a win. If you are wanting other recipes similar to this you have to try my Ultimate Vegan Bolognese Sauce and Vegan Lasagna with Vegan Bolognese Sauce!
What is Vodka Sauce?
When you first hear vodka sauce you might think pasta mixed with vodka doesn’t sound appetizing. Well, there is vodka in vodka sauce but thankfully, you cannot taste it. Vodka sauce combines rich tomato flavors, vodka, and a creamy element, which is typically heavy cream. However, to have vegan vodka sauce you can’t use heavy cream. This is where coconut milk comes into play. Now, I will warn you that the coconut milk does add a little bit of a tangy element you don’t typically get in traditional vodka sauce. But, aside from the slight twang, this recipe is almost identical to the flavor profiling of traditional vodka sauce.
How to make Vegan Vodka Sauce
Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see the recipe card below.
Heat the olive oil over low heat and add in the garlic. Cook until the garlic is fragrant.
Add in the tomato paste and stir in for about 2-3 minutes.
Add in the vodka and stir in with the paste until smooth, about 2-3 minutes
Next, add in the coconut milk and salt, stir in and simmer, about 5 minutes.
Finally, serve over your favorite pasta and enjoy!
Frequently asked questions
What if I am not vegan?
You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy this delicious vodka sauce. However, if you are wanting a more traditional vodka sauce you can swap out the coconut milk for heavy cream and you are all set!
Do I have to serve this over pasta?
Of course not! You can use this Vegan Vodka sauce anywhere in your cooking you see fit! I also like using it as a pizza base or sauce for my Spicy Vegan Meatballs!
Storage and Reheating
You can store this recipe in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days.
You can reheat this recipe on the stovetop over medium high heat. Or for a faster reheating you can do so in your microwave until everything has warmed through.
Other tasty vegan recipes:
- Chickpea Tikka Masala [Vegan]
- Fresh and Easy Vietnamese Noodle Salad (Vegan Bún Chay)
- Vegan Sweet Potato Fajitas
- Southern Style Vegan Black Eyed Peas
- Vegan Magic Cookie Bars
Vegan Vodka Sauce Recipe
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves - minced
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 14 oz coconut milk
- salt to taste
- 1 lb pasta - optional
- fresh basil - optional garnish
- Heat the olive oil over low heat and add in the garlic. Cook until the garlic is fragrant.
- Add in the tomato paste and stir in for about 2-3 minutes.
- Add in the vodka and stir in with the paste until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
- Next, add in the coconut milk and salt, stir in and simmer, about 5 minutes.
- Finally, serve over your favorite pasta and enjoy!