Vodka Pasta

Hi everyone, yesterday I announced that I will be using my bottle of vodka in my food this month so for the first recipe I’ve chosen Vodka Pasta. I’ve seen a lot of recipe’s for Vodka Penne but you can use any kind of pasta you like with this one. It’s safe for kids to eat since all the alcohol is cooked away and you’re only left with a slight bitter-ish vodka taste.

I have also used tuna for this recipe but you could ground beef instead or no meat at all.


For my recipe I used mini macaroni noodles, mostly because that’s the only thing the store had, and I didn’t want to walk to the other side of town. Yeah I walk a lot because in Korea you don’t really need a car :p. I usually like to add some olive oil, oregano and thyme to my pasta after straining the water. I give it a few shakes to mix all the spices in before adding the pasta to the sauce.


THis recipe is really simple and would take you about 30 minutes to prepare. All you need is your vodka, pasta, cream and pasta sauce. You can use store bought sauce or try this lovely homemade pasta sauce  from Nagi’s Tin Eats.


Ingredients (Serves 4)

500 gram Pasta ( of your choice)

2 Cans tuna

1 tablespoon butter

500 ml Pasta Sauce ( I used store bought tomato and cream Pasta sauce)

8-10 tablespoons Vodka

250 ml Cream

1-2 cups cheddar cheese (optional)

1 tablespoon Thyme (optional)

1 tablespoon Oregano (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste



Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.

Fry the tuna in the butter for 2 minutes then add the Vodka and cook for a further 3 minutes. Add the pasta sauce and cook until it starts to boil. Then add the cream and cook for 5 minutes.

Strain the pasta and add it to and add the spices now. Then add the pasta to the sauce. Add the cheese and give it a quick stir until the cheese starts to melt. Serve while still hot.



Simonette Lubbe

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