Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta

This Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta is slimming friendly and so delish – a great meal if you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers!

It’s a great way to use up that Christmas vodka lurking at the back of the cupboard.
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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 friendly so we’ve cut the Points and Calories 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. Just remember to check the nutritional values of whatever you use.

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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 secret’s in the sauce anyway!

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This 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.

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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, we used Marmite instead!

Some of you love this Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta recipe!

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One of our Instagram followers @skinny_mooie made this dish and loved it!

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What do I need to make this Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta?

You don’t need any fancy gadgets for this recipe, just a good set of saucepans! You can pick some up in most large supermarkets, or over on Amazon!

You can use your shiny new pans to make this Chicken Fajita Pasta?

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If you’re looking for a side dish for this Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta, why not try our Cheesy Garlic Bread?

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How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta recipe?

As with most pasta recipes, it’s not the lowest in Points at 11 Smart Points per portion. But never fear! There are ways around it… 

You could halve the amount of pasta, and replace with lightly cooked veg – carrots would work really well, or courgettes. Just don’t over cook the veg so they keep some texture and bite!

How many Calories are in this Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta?

If you’re looking for a substantial and satisfying meal then look no further.

This Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta has less than 500 calories per portion and it’s soooo tasty!

Can I freeze this Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta?

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
– Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough
– Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
– Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Make sure it’s piping hot before serving!

How do I make this Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta?

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to instructions on the pack. It will probably take 10-12 minutes

Step 2

While the pasta is cooking, sauté the onions, peppers, spring onion and garlic in a little Low Calorie Cooking Spray until they have started to soften

Step 3

Remove from the heat, add the tomato puree and vodka and stir well

Step 4

Return to the heat and stir in the tin of chopped tomatoes, marmite and veg stock

Step 5

Simmer for 5 minutes, add the tomato halves. Check the pasta and drain when cooked

Step 6

Remove the sauce from the heat, stir in the Quark and season to taste

Step 7

Mix the pasta and sauce together, and serve sprinkled with some chopped fresh parsley

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INSTRUCTIONS
  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 Low Calorie Cooking Spray 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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16 Comments
    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.

    Cheers

    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.

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