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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I was lucky to be visited by the FairyHobmother who loving gifted me with a appliance of my choice. She was also kind enough to offer to grant one of my readers a wish. Please tell me dear readers if the Fairy Hobmother offered you a wish what kitchen appliance would you request?

Please leave your comment for a chance to be visited by the Fairy Hobmother.

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.







  1. jandcinvegas@cox.net says

    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

    • VianneyVianney says

      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!

    • VianneyVianney says

      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!!

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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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  4. says

    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

  5. says

    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 :)

  6. angela says

    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…

  7. says

    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!

  8. says

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

  9. says

    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!

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