Tortellini with Roasted Tomato Vodka Sauce is an easy foolproof recipe that’s perfect for the weekday or weeknight meals. The vodka sauce is a delicious combination of roasted tomato, onion, and garlic. I added bacon to the sauce because bacon. Top off the meal with burrata cheese and you have an outstanding recipe that’s sure to please!
If you love roasted tomatoes, tortellini, vodka, cheese, and bacon, you are going to love this recipe. Tortellini with Roasted Tomato Vodka Sauce is a creamy sensation that will drive your taste buds wild.
I adapted this recipe from my Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup with Burrata Basil Croutons post because I love that recipe so freaking much. I thought, how can I make this soup taste better? Then it hit me, I know! Turn the soup into pasta then add bacon and vodka! I read there are flavors in tomatoes that don’t dissolve well in water but do in alcohol. The vodka enhances the flavor of the sauce by dispersing these flavonoids.
True confession time – I’m not entirely sure if the above is true, but I couldn’t wait to use the word flavonoid in a sentence. Hahahaha, flavonoid is a funny sounding word. It reminds me of Domino’s pizza noid. Remember Avoid the Noid? I loved that commercial when I was little.
All I know is tomato vodka sauce is out of this world, so I was excited to get Shock Munchy with it and create my own recipe.
I ate the Tortellini with Roasted Tomato Vodka Sauce for dinner then took Homie for a walk before Kieran returned home from work. I found Kieran in the kitchen doing dishes by the time I got home from the dog park.
As I peeled off my winter layers and hung up my jacket, I asked him if he enjoyed dinner. Kieran looked at me, considered me for a moment, then said, God damn woman, 50 times God damn. *Gosh dang for all my religious readers out there.
You may recall I determine how good a recipe is depending on how many G bombs Kieran gives me. He will sit and stare lovingly at his plate while he eats dinner. He’ll take a bite, close his eyes, and inhale deeply through his nose while he chews. Once he’s finished swallowing he’ll exhale, look over at me, and drop G bombs. It’s a sign of endearment in our house.
Kieran said the following morning, man baby, that dinner was really good.
Ladies and gentlemen, there’s proof this recipe is a total winner!
The Tortellini with Roasted Tomato Vodka Sauce recipe takes a little while to make but it’s extremely easy. The robust flavor of the tomato sauce is worth the effort and time, trust me! Your oven does the majority of the work for you. You simply cut some veggies in half, season them with olive oil, salt, and pepper, roast them, and you’re more than halfway to dinner!
If you have the time, simmer the vodka sauce longer than the recipe calls for. I stated 20 minutes in the recipe which will get the job done. But I personally simmered the sauce for an hour and a half. During that time I washed prep dishes, cleaned up the kitchen, and made the pasta. By the time I finished cooking the recipe I had two pots left to wash and a clean kitchen.
I really loved the addition of tortellini but you can use penne pasta or whatever kind of pasta you like best. I felt the tortellini and burrata cheese paired wonderfully together. And who in their right mind doesn’t like cheese filled pasta topped with additional cheese?
I’m not going to lie, I think this is the most flavorful pasta dinner I’ve ever come up with. Roasted vegetables are so sweetly delicious and the burrata cheese is irresistibly creamy and salty. The bacon and vodka add depth of flavor that’s to die for!
I know it’s technically “Christmas Cookie Season” but I needed a break from all the sweet stuff. I don’t know about you, but I crave savory dishes this time of year too. Plus, you can’t survive on cookies, or buttered rum pretzel bark, for every meal, you need amazing recipes that provide a proper amount of subsistence. During the month of December, I’ll be bouncing back and forth from holiday sweets to everyday savory recipes. I have some more yummies on the docket!
Alrighty, folks, that’s a wrap on today’s post. Trust me, Tortellini with Roasted Tomato Vodka Sauce is mouthwatering and foolproof. Keep your mouth happy and roast up some delicious dinner today! Hahahahaha, that last part was kinda cheesy. Screw it, I’m going with it 🙂
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