1 Syn Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta | Slimming World

This 1 Syn Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta is super quick and easy, and it’s a great way to use up that Christmas vodka lurking at the back of the cupboard.


For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Usually Vodka Pasta, or Pasta alla Vodka, is made with heavy cream which isn’t very Slimming World friendly, so we’ve cut the syn value right down by using Tomato & Basil flavoured Quark. If you can’t get your hands on any then you can just use regular Quark, or even some Philadelphia Lightest if you don’t mind adding on a few more syns.


The dish also traditionally uses Penne pasta, but being the rebels we are at Pinch of Nom we’ve used Fusilli instead. It really doesn’t matter what pasta you use…..the secrets in the sauce anyway!


This 1 Syn Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta is perfect recipe for easy entertaining, you can have it done and on the table in less than 30 minutes. Plus you could always add some chicken or prawns if you don’t fancy the vegetarian version.


Speaking of vegetarian options, you’ll notice we’ve used  a small amount of Marmite in this dish. Normally we’d use Worcestershire Sauce, but as we wanted to keep this vegetarian so Marmite it is!

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1 Syn Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta | Slimming World

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portion 5 minutes 15 minutes



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463kcal 11

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  1. Cook the pasta according to instructions on the pack. It will probably take 10-12 minutes
  2. While the pasta is cooking, sauté the onions, peppers, spring onion and garlic in a little Frylight until they have started to soften
  3. Remove from the heat, add the tomato puree and vodka and stir well
  4. Return to the heat and stir in the tin of chopped tomatoes, marmite and veg stock
  5. Simmer for 5 minutes, add the tomato halves. Check the pasta and drain when cooked
  6. Remove the sauce from the heat, stir in the Quark and season to taste
  7. Mix the pasta and sauce together, and serve sprinkled with some chopped fresh parsley

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    1. Hi Ann marie
      Most, if not all supermarkets now seem to stock Quark, even Aldi. They all do their own brand as well as the most well known one from Grahams Farm. It should be quite easy to get your hands on some 🙂

  1. Hi Kate,

    Might be a stupid question but is Vodka integral?? Thinking of making this for me and the 3 kids (under 6!!) tomorrow.


    1. Hi Lynda
      Yes you can leave the vodka out, but you will probably have to add a drop more water to the stock cube just so you have enough of the sauce to coat the pasta

    1. Hi Mary
      Yes you can freeze the leftovers, but you may need to add a little more tomato before you freeze it as it’s not a very ‘saucy’ dish anyway and it may go a little dry otherwise.

    1. Hi Gail
      The traditional creamy tomato vodka pasta recipe uses double cream, which is obviously not SW friendly!!
      This is our own recipe for Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta, where the quark replaces the double cream. You could omit the Quark, but you won’t get the creamy finish. 🙂

    1. Hi Kate
      I’m not sure where you’re quoting your figures from?
      The recipes clearly states that we’ve used 35mls of Vodka for 4 Syns. (See SW app for confirmation.)
      The recipe serves 4 people, so you divide the total number of Syns by the number of portions. i.e. 1 Syn each portion.
      Hope that clarifies everything.

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