Pasta alla vodka

Pasta Alla Vodka

Make a delicious pasta meal with this recipe for Pasta Alla Vodka. This quick dinner is a favorite meal for a reason!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pasta Alla Vodka
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 548 kcal


  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4.5 Oz Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 Oz Vodka
  • 3/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 4 Oz Parmesan Cheese Grated
  • 1 Pound Rigatoni
  • Basil Leaves Optional
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  1. In a large dutch oven, heat oil on medium heat. Add in onions and garlic, season with salt and pepper, cook until softened and onions are translucent.

  2. Add in tomato paste and red pepper flakes, and stir to evenly coat onions. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally

  3. Deglaze pan with vodka sauce, scraping up the browned bits on the bottom of pan.

  4. Add the cream to the pan slowly and stir to fully incorporate until sauce is smooth. Remove from heat so sauce does not burn.

  5. Cook rigatoni per package instructions until al dente.

  6. Add 1/2 cup of pasta water to sauce and stir in parmesan cheese until sauce is smooth and creamy. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. If sauce is too thick, add in more pasta water.

  7. Add pasta to sauce and toss to coat. Serve with parmesan on top and basil leaves if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Pasta Alla Vodka
Amount Per Serving
Calories 548 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 491mg21%
Potassium 459mg13%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 959IU19%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 274mg27%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.