CourseCuisinesDietEuropeanIngredientItalianMain DishNon-DairyOther CategoriesPastaSauces and SeasoningsUnder 30 MinutesVeganVegetarian

Vegan Vodka Sauce

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!

Pasta in a white bowl coated in vegan vodka 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.

Ingredients for creamy vodka sauce

Heat the olive oil over low heat and add in the garlic. Cook until the garlic is fragrant.

Garlic and Olive Oil cooking in a pan

Add in the tomato paste and stir in for about 2-3 minutes.

Tomato paste added to a pan of garlic and olive oil

Add in the vodka and stir in with the paste until smooth, about 2-3 minutes

Vegan Sauce Vodka in a pan

Next, add in the coconut milk and salt, stir in and simmer, about 5 minutes.

Vodka Sauce in a pan

Finally, serve over your favorite pasta and enjoy!

Pasta coated in vegan vodka sauce

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!

A  plate of pasta with garlic bulbs on the side

Storage and Reheating

Storage

You can store this recipe in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days.

Reheating

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.

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This Vegan Vodka Sauce recipe only needs 5 ingredients to make the creamy, tangy, pasta sauce you will keep coming back for every time!

Vegan Vodka Sauce Recipe

This Vegan Vodka Sauce recipe only needs 5 ingredients to make the creamy, tangy, pasta sauce you will keep coming back for every time!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 277kcal
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

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NOTES

Note: If you are wanting traditional Vodka Sauce you can swap out the coconut milk for heavy cream and you are all set!
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Vodka Sauce Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
277
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
23
g
35
%
Saturated Fat
 
14
g
88
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Sodium
 
591
mg
26
%
Potassium
 
664
mg
19
%
Carbohydrates
 
12
g
4
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
760
IU
15
%
Vitamin C
 
13
mg
16
%
Calcium
 
36
mg
4
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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