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6 Ingredient Vegan Vodka Pasta

  • Author: Mikyla
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy vegan vodka pasta sauce is made with only 10 ingredients in under 30 minutes. It’s creamy, cheesy, and delicious! This meatless meal is a great weeknight dinner!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 3/4 cup onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Italian herbs, dried
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 oz penne pasta 
  • 1/4 cup marinated artichoke hearts *optional


  1. First, start by chopping the onion and mincing the garlic. 
  2. Place 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium pot and add 3/4 cup of diced onions, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 tablespoon Italian herbs (mixed Italian seasoning works great), and 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Heat on low to medium heat until aromatic.
  3. Then add in 1/4 cup of vodka and continue to cook down for about 2 minutes on low heat. 
  4. Add 2 1/2 cups of pasta sauce and allow for the vodka to simmer out of the sauce for about 10 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add 1 cup of coconut cream (scooping just the solid part of the coconut milk off the top of a can of full-fat coconut milk) to the tomato sauce.
  6. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast and cover the pot. Let it continue to cook on the lowest heat setting while you prepare the pasta according to the pasta’s cooking instructions. 
  7. Strain the pasta from the water and toss the pasta in the creamy tomato sauce until evenly coated. 
  8. Stir in artichoke hearts and top with parmesan or fresh basil if desired. 
  9. Enjoy!


The recipe can be made gluten-free by substituting gluten-free pasta noodles. 



  • Serving Size: 1 small bowl
  • Calories: 300

Keywords: penne, pasta, vodka sauce, vegan pasta, creamy pasta, 30 minute meal, easy dinner, dinner