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Tequila Cream Sauce

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I make alot of margaritas. I’m sure by now you have noticed.

Last night as I attempted to make room in a very cluttered pantry for two new bottles I picked up over the weekend. I spotted a bottle in the far  left corner, silently hiding. As if. I totally knew it was there. Really, I was saving the bottle for this exact night when I would debut my shiny new pasta maker.

Tequila with pasta?

Oh yes dear pasta loving friends did you think vodka was the only choice?

Tequila Cream Sauce.


Salad dressing, fajitas and even cherries have been laced with my beloved Tequila why not throw pasta into the mix. I have to admit at first I  was a little hesitant on how homemade fresh pasta would stand up to tequila,but the thought of tequila simmered with cream was too dreamy of a combination not to try.

The pasta blew me away. I have heard many times that the taste of fresh pasta is like no other and folks it’s true. I have purchased fresh pasta from specialty stores, but really it fails in comparison.

The sauce hands down made my week and it’s only Wednesday.

Gotta love tequila.


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Tequila Cream Sauce


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ lb cooked chicken breasts, diced , optional
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 - 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • cilantro for garnish
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound pasta


  1. Cook pasta according to pkg directions or if using fresh
  2. pasta cook according to recipe.
  3. Over medium heat in a large saucepan or dutch oven add olive
  4. oil and butter.
  5. When butter has melted add onion and bell pepper. Cook for
  6. about 3 minutes until soft.
  7. Add garlic. Cook additional minute.
  8. Carefully add tequila and cook until reduce by half.
  9. Almost 5 minutes.
  10. Add cream, zest, lime juice, cumin and cheese and stir to
  11. combine.
  12. Taste, season with salt and pepper.
  13. If sauce becomes thick add additional cream, serve over
  14. pasta, chicken and garnish with cilantro.





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47 Responses to Tequila Cream Sauce

  1. jandcinvegas@cox.net

    I would love to try your Tequila Cream Sauce, but I’m not sure what type of Tequila to use. We generally buy Cuervo Gold, but would you use a gold or a silver? Love your site, by the way!

    Cynthia K. Smith
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    • Thanks for stopping by Cynthia. Use the tequila you enjoy. I have used both silver or gold with great results. Ahh thanks, happy to hear you are enjoying my littel space!

  2. Vianney, this pasta dish looks very appetizing. I know the sauce would be a great hit.
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  3. did i win?! :)

    • Hey Angela,
      The Fairy Hobmother swings by and picks herself who she feels deserves a visit. Sorry, I have no knowledge who gets chosen, wish I did, lol… She will contact the winner by email. Good Luck!!

  4. YUM! Now I know what I’m having for dinner tonight!!

    I have never had a food processor or mandoline, so either of those would make me quite happy.

  5. Hi sweetie,
    I’ve heard about pasta with vodka but I bet that yours, with tequila, is much better!!

  6. That dish looks delicious! If I were to have a wish fulfilled, it would be for a new coffeemaker/grinder!

  7. Vodka Cream Sauce, brilliant Vianney! Not surprised.
    Lori Lynn recently posted..Poached Salmon, Lobster Mash, Lentil Gumbo “Gravy”My Profile

  8. My MIL makes us fresh pasta all the time…I’m spoiled that way. Love this creamy version that I’ll surely apply to one of my sauces very soon…great combo of ingredients.

    About appliances…well maybe a nice kitchenaid stand mixer could be squeezed on my limited counterspace.

    Have a great week ;0)

    Ciao for now,
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  9. Hummm, tequila sauce with pasta. I´m sure it´s a winner.

  10. You’re so creative with your tequila, love it!
    & I would definitely go for a pasta maker.


  11. The tequila sauce sounds delicious and promising totally got to try it.

    I’d ask for a coffee maker, mine broke down and its really hard surviving without one.
    Ali recently posted..fudo finds friday: gourmet spice by craig’s marketMy Profile

  12. Hola Vianney, gracias por visitar mi blog, entonces eres Texana…que bien, cuando vamos a visitar a mi suegra disfruto mucho mis paseos por Texas.
    Ya me inscribi a tu blog, tienes recetas muy ricas que me hacen recordar mi tiempo alla.
    Saludos y gracias

  13. Wow! I love tequila cream sauce but never actually made it myself. Now is time for a change! Going to put this over shrimp tonight with some pasta! Awesome

  14. Woooooow, a tequila cream sauce! CRAZY! Only you can master that ;]

    Which kitchen appliance would I ask for? …an ice cream maker perhaps. There’s been so many times when I’ve looked at a recipe in disappointment when only my refrigerator just won’t do.
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  15. That tequila sauce sounds gorgeous! I would ask the Fairy Hobmother for a pasta maker as well!
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  16. That tequila sauce sounds gorgeous! I would ask the Fairy Hobmother for a pasta maker as well.
    Presley’s Pantry recently posted..Entwine! You came at the right time.My Profile

  17. I would love a Bosch mixer

  18. That sounds tasty! I would love an espresso maker!

  19. not only that you have the best margaritas, now you’re sharing a delicious pasta sauce! It’s so very tempting …

    I wonder if Fairies come around more than once in a life time … with a rice cooker and a pretty bow :)

  20. Tequila cream sauce? I think that’s genius! ;-)
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  21. I would really like a De’Longhi Espresso Machine to make cafecitos.

  22. I’ve been looking for the perfect food processor. Oh Fairy Hobmother, please come to my rescue!!
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  23. Tequila cream sauce!? I am totally intrigued!

  24. I like cream sauce– though never tried Tequila Cream Sauce but now it’s on my list! Thanks.
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  25. Hands down it would be a food processor…I gift I have been meaning to give myself for years but something always comes up.

    The pasta looks amazing and the sauce to die for! I also love tequila! Yummy!
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  26. what i really need is a new dishwasher, mine has been broken for at least 6 months and i’ve been waiting for a really great sale on stainless steel. In second place would be a more powerful microwave…

  27. Fresh pasta and a tequila cream sauce, mmmmmm, how can you possibly go wrong? Hope you had a few shots while making this delicious dish. Sounds like a fun time in the kitchen! I am definitely going to try the recipe sometime soon. Thanks for sharing. I would love to afford (but alas, not in my budget) a standing mixer. If the Fairyhobmother could grant me my wish, I’d be in Tequila heaven!

  28. I bet that sauce is divine! I can’t wait to give it a try!
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  29. The sauce sounds yummy! Never used tequilla in sauce and I am totally intrigued!

  30. Dear Bonnie – The fact that you managed to tequila up a chicken and pasta dish just shows we are sistas! You are my kinda gal :)

    Love the sauce and you totally deserve a smashing new appliance!

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  31. I’m so bad! I keep telling myself that I’m going to buy a standard KitchenAid stand mixer, but other bills and presents for others come first!

  32. This sounds fantastic, I love the idea of a tequila cream sauce. Congrats on your fairy hobmother visit…that’s so exciting :D If fairy’s come around more than once in a lifetime, I’m in desperate need of a killer coffeemaker!

  33. Tequila is without a doubt my favorite hard liquor. And with pasta being my favorite…anything. Isn’t it about time I combined the two? Love this!

  34. I also had a visit from the fairy hobmother (see this Friday’s post)!

    That sauce must ve finger-licking good!



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