Classic Vodka Sauce

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Enjoy a vodka sauce that boasts unbelievable flavoring and freshness.

A popular staple of Italian-American cuisine, vodka sauce was originally invented by an Italian chef in the 1980s. Our Classic Vodka Sauce is a flavor-packed, authentic take on the original made domestically with the finest California-grown, vine-ripened tomatoes. We carefully blend these premium tomatoes with locally sourced heavy cream, real vodka, butter, virgin olive oil, fresh onions, kosher salt, Romano cheese, fresh garlic and parsley. We simmer this potent mixture for several hours, a process that brings out the full flavors of every ingredient.

Use our Classic Vodka Sauce in a traditional Penne a la Vodka dish or use it creatively in other non-traditional dishes. Either way, the exceptional flavors and fresh ingredients will never reveal that this sauce came out of a jar. No one will ever know you conveniently popped open a jar instead of spending hours slaving away at the stove!

Our company tagline of “No Artificial Anything” applies to our Classic Vodka Sauce, so you can bring vodka sauce that transports you to the heart of Italy right to your table. We never add sugar to our Classic Vodka Sauce to preserve its freshness, allowing the flavors of the wholesome, natural ingredients to come through. Just read the label, and we guarantee there will only be ingredients you recognize and can pronounce listed.

Vodka sauce has become a staple of Italian-American cuisine. Ours is proudly made with premium California vine-ripened tomatoes and the freshest ingredients. We believe it is a classic interpretation of the original invention by a Roman chef in the 1980’s.

Proverbs 22:9

Vodka sauce has become a staple of Italian-American cuisine. We believe that ours is a faithful interpretation of the original invention by an Italian chef in the 1980s. Mama Yolanda’s Classic Vodka Sauce is made domestically using the finest California-grown vine-ripened tomatoes. These premium tomatoes are blended with locally-resourced heavy cream, fresh onions, extra virgin olive oil, real vodka, butter, Romano cheese, kosher salt, ground black pepper, fresh garlic, and parsley. This potent mixture is simmered for hours to bring out the full flavor of each ingredient. While we are sure you’ll love it in a classic Penne a la Vodka preparation, we are equally sure you’ll find creative ways to use this zesty sauce in other non-traditional dishes. See our Southern Shrimp & Grits a la Vodka recipe for an example of this versatility.

Make dinner tonight with Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces®! Add our Classic Vodka Sauce to your shopping list and create scrumptious dishes that burst with flavor, zest, and freshness.



“Mama Yolanda’s takes me back to fond childhood memories of my Italian grandmother’s homemade sauce. It makes any favorite dish–baked ziti, lasagna, eggplant parmigiana–even more special. ”

-P. Zazzara, Alexandria, VA

“The vodka sauce is great… I use it for ziti and tortellini and have gone through 4 jars in the past month. The ingredients are simple and delicious.”

-Mike S.


“Mama Yolanda's takes me back to fond childhood memories of my Italian grandmother's homemade sauce. It makes any favorite dish--baked ziti, lasagna, eggplant parmigiana--even more special. ”

P. Zazzara, Alexandria, VA

“My family absolutely loves this sauce. I was never a fan of “jarred” sauce because it always had to add so many ingredients to make it taste halfway decent; but this tastes just like I made it myself! I don’t have to add not one herb to make it taste better because it is already so delicious! Not to mention the fact that the ingredients are fresh, with nothing artificial. This is the only sauce we use!”

S. Papageorgio, Mooresville, NC

“Tried this sauce (gravy) and can say I haven't had sauce this good since getting homemade sauce from a friend. Definitely better than the name brand, store bought. A quick read of the ingredients lets you know you are getting quality with no unnecessary fillers”

A. Ramos, Mooresville, NC

“The vodka sauce is great... I use it for ziti and tortellini and have gone through 4 jars in the past month. The ingredients are simple and delicious.”

Mike S.

Mama Yolanda's sauce is our family's favorite! We first tried it when our youngest child was 2 and SUPER picky. She gobbled up her spaghetti and wanted more! We now eat it on a variety of foods at least once a week. It's authentic, healthy and flavorful. It's the best!!”

Jenn W., State College, PA

“Mama Yolanda’s tomato gravy is simply delicious. With quality Italian ingredients, the flavor is fresh and authentic. We love it!”

M. Papa, Sparta, NJ

“Mama Yolanda’s Sauce is the absolute best spaghetti sauce I have ever had! It’s just as good, if not better than the marinara sauces I indulged in when eating my way around Italy. This sauce truly captures the authentic taste of what spaghetti sauce should taste like!”

Linda C. Port Hueneme, CA

“Once you have Mama Yolanda’s you will never want to have another spaghetti sauce out there (or even bother making your own)! I live on the West Coast where we don’t have it yet so I have considered planning my next trip to North Carolina where I can buy a few cases. I am not kidding.”

D. Lee, Ojai, CA

“I follow a strict keto diet and finding a spaghetti sauce that not only tastes great but has no sugar was impossible until I came across Mama Yolanda’s. The natural sweetness from fresh vegetables really comes through and leaves me feeling completely satisfied. You will never want to eat spaghetti sauce with sugar again.”

Ana C. Palm Desert, CA