Garlicky Vodka Alfredo Recipe -
Garlicky Vodka Alfredo Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Garlicky Vodka Alfredo

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"Garlic with a hint of vodka. What's not to love?"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the garlic in the oil about 3 minutes. Stir in the butter, cream, chicken stock, and vodka; bring to a simmer. Add the Parmesan cheese, Asiago cheese, salt, and pepper; stir. Mix the pasta into the sauce and stir to coat. Allow to simmer about 3 minutes more. Garnish with fresh basil to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 07, 2008

Vodka amount edited to 1/2 cup by AR staff on 7/1/2008.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 07, 2008

***NOTE FROM JACKIE*** Edit: vodka content WRONG!!! Recipe submitted with WRONG vodka measurement. Please use only 1/2 CUP vodka (or more or less...) Sorry for the error!!!


10 Ratings

Mar 03, 2008

1. This recipe calls for way too much vodka. I doubled the recipe and added 3 cups of vodka (2.5 cups at 80 proof and 0.5 cup at 100 proof). As I was making the alfredo, I accidentally forgot about it and let the sauce spill over onto a gas burner. The whole pot caught on fire! Even with that event and letting the sauce simmer for an extra 20 minutes, the sauce still had too much vodka in it. Recommendation: Add 1/2 the amount vodka and taste to see if you need more. 2. The sauce was very runny and not thick. No recommendation for this one

Jan 20, 2009

This turned out okay. Even though I only added the recommended 1/2 cup of vodka I thought it was an overwhelming alcohol flavor. I was surprised at how much better it tasted the next day though!

May 10, 2010

My family really liked this dish. I added Parmesan and risotto cheese and it just turned it out.

Oct 16, 2008

Was a big hit! Everyone loved it

Apr 28, 2008

I also agree that the sauce had a bit too much Vodka in it. Perhaps cutting it down to less than a cup of Vodka will not only take out the powerful alcohol flavor but also with the soupy sauce that never stiffened to a nice, thick pasta sauce.

Apr 07, 2015

Really nice lighter cream sauce (lighter than a traditional Alfredo). Made with fresh spinach fettuccini, steamed broccoli and grilled chicken


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  • Calories
  • 1284 kcal
  • 64%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 88.1 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 239 mg
  • 80%
  • Fat
  • 80.2 g
  • 123%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 40 g
  • 80%
  • Sodium
  • 1276 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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