Pasta Alla Vodka

“Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” – Willy Wonka said it best!

Pasta, check. Cream, check. Alcohol, check. Sounds great to me!

I used the following recipe from Pioneer Woman to make this dish.

My dear friend had given me a giant bottle of vodka for Fourth of July last year (thank you Jessica!). She knows the quickest way to my heart. I wanted to use some of it in an unconventional way, and came across this pasta recipe. It was fantastic. I just did the following things differently than the original recipe:

I sautéed my onions for 6 minutes instead of 2. I added the garlic during the final minute. I have to have my onions thoroughly cooked. I’m weird that way.

I used 1/2 teaspoon of salt instead of 1/4 teaspoon.

I added diced rotisserie chicken.

I used frozen diced onions and minced garlic from a jar. Why do things yourself when someone else can do it for you?

This took me less than 25 minutes to make, start to finish.




Oh my! Look at the vodka simmering. Isn’t she pretty?



Lovely fattening cream. I adore you. Why must you create ripples on my thighs like you do in this sauce? I won’t take it personally.


I only had this parmesan on hand. It worked just fine!



This was so easy and delicious. Everyone, but myself, had giant second helpings. Unfortunately, self restraint must be made when a recipe swims in cream and butter. Everything in moderation! Enjoy!

Total cost for dinner: $10.89

Pasta $1
Rotisserie chicken $5
Parmesan $1
Cream $1.42
Vodka $0 (thanks again! I owe you! : ) )
French bread $1
Butter .57
Tomato puree .90

Thank you Pioneer Woman for another wonderful recipe to add to my rotation!

Please let me know if you try this!

4 thoughts on “Pasta Alla Vodka

    • I LOVE her mac n cheese recipe. It is in a post to come. I love the mustard addition and the egg. It is the best mac n cheese recipe I have tried. I have not tried her corn chowder yet, but it looks divine. Do you follow it exactly? I think I might try it this summer.

      I have been experimenting with Mexican food this past week. But I am making comfort foods all next week for my mother-in-law’s weeklong visit.

      Have a great night!


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