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Vegan Pasta Alla Vodka | Recipe by Homegrown Provisions #plantbased #pasta #vodkasauce #hygge

Vegan Pasta Alla Vodka

  • Author: Shannon
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1, 28 oz. can of crushed San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 8oz rotini pasta (I used this brand.)

Toppings

  • fresh herbs (I used a mixture of oregano, basil, and parsley)
  • toasted pine nuts
  • sliced cherry tomatoes
  • sprinkles of hemp hearts and nutritional yeast (can blend the two together for hempseed “parmesan”)

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan (or dutch oven) heat the olive oil, onions, garlic, carrots, red pepper flakes, salt, and oregano over medium-low heat until the onions begin to caramelize.
  2. Add the vodka and allow it to cook down for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Then add the tomatoes and chickpeas, and simmer the vodka sauce for 20 minutes.
  4. While the sauce is simmering, bring a pot of salted water to a boil, and cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Once cooked al dente, drain the pasta and set aside.
  5. Returning to the vodka sauce, turn off the heat and use an immersion blender to puree the sauce until smooth. No immersion blender? No problem! Allow the sauce to cool a bit before transferring to a high-speed blender. Blend the sauce until smooth and transfer back to the saucepan. Once sauce is pureed, stir in the coconut cream.  (If desired, gently warm the sauce back up a bit.)
  6. Spoon the vodka sauce over plated pasta or gently fold the pasta and sauce together, then plate (depending on how saucy you like it!).
  7. Top with fresh herbs, pine nuts, sliced tomatoes, hemp hearts and nutritional yeast as desired. Enjoy!