Lunch and Dinner, Main Dishes, Pasta

Vodka Pasta Recipe Without Vodka

quick and easy creamy vodka pasta without vodka

Vodka Pasta Recipe Without Vodka made its rounds on social media when it was made by the supermodel Gigi Hadid during quarantine days! Of course, her recipe was a bit different in terms of ingredients. This recipe went viral immediately on social media and it is still as popular as it was two years ago. It’s delicious, creamy, and so flavorful.

When vodka pasta was all the hype and trending – I refused to make it. I didn’t think something so simple could be so good. But when I made it, my family and I fell in loooove. It’s so easy to put together and takes about 15 minutes.

This recipe’s flavorful sauce takes this pasta dish to a whole new level. The sauce is made from simple ingredients such as olive oil, heavy cream, tomato paste, herbs, spices, and parmesan cheese. Also, this recipe is alcohol free and definitely kid-friendly!


Appetizing Vodka Pasta

Rigatoni pasta in a creamy vodka pasta recipe without vodka
Look at this delicious creaminess! A must-try recipe!


Why You Will Love This Pasta Recipe

It is so quick and so simple to prepare! Your dinner will be ready in 15 minutes. It will become one of your new favorite pasta dishes!

The recipe uses simple ingredients that almost everyone has in their kitchen pantry!

Vodka pasta recipe without vodka can be easily customized to fit your preferences! You can make it spicier or less creamier.

This alcohol free pasta recipe is a crowd-pleaser and everyone will enjoy dinner when it’s on the menu.


Serving Suggestions

You can definitely serve this delicious spicy vodka pasta recipe by itself since it is a main course.

Or simply serve it with garlic bread or a delicious side salad made with fresh vegetables.

You can also add grilled shrimp or shredded chicken to take this recipe to a whole new level.


Best Vodka Pasta Dish

delicious vodka pasta recipe without vodka
This dish will be your dinner table’s main attraction!

Top Tips for the Best Vodka Pasta Recipe

You can cook this pasta dish using any type of pasta, not only rigatoni pasta.

This recipe is without vodka but you can use an alcohol substitute.

You can use a white onion instead of red onion.

For some extra spicy flavor, add more crushed red pepper flakes.

Instead of oregano and basil, you can use chopped parsley or spinach for garnish.

You can also add some protein to the pasta dish like seared shrimp, ground meat, or cubed or shredded chicken.

Important Tip: Don’t forget to reserve about a cup of your pasta cooking liquid for this dish. Add a little more pasta water if the sauce seems too thick after adding the pasta. Even if the recipe only calls for 1/3 cup, always keep at least one cup of the pasta water on hand.


Frequently Asked Questions

How to store vodka pasta without vodka in the fridge?

Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

What are the vodka substitutes in cooking this recipe?

Use balsamic vinegar, white grape juice or apple juice mixed with a bit of lime juice, or simply lemon and lime juice mixed with a bit of water.

Is this viral pasta worth the hype?

100%!! This pasta dish is restaurant-quality and can be made so easily!

Can I freeze vodka pasta without vodka?

You can surely freeze the pasta leftovers for up to 3 months in a sealed container and then reheat in the microwave.

How to make this dish vegan?

It is vegetarian but you can make this dish completely vegan with vegan butter, coconut cream, and vegan parmesan.

Which kind of pasta can be used?

You can use farfalle, penne, shell pasta, or any type of pasta you like. I have used rigatoni pasta.


Flavorful Pasta Dish

delicious creamy vodka pasta without vodka
It will become your favorite pasta recipe once you have tried it!

Ingredients for Vodka Pasta

With these simple and affordable ingredients, you can make the best pasta dish ever! To make this delicious pasta dish, you will need the following ingredients:

Butter: It adds a special buttery flavor. and adds to the creamy texture

Red onion: You can use white onion or even onion powder.

Garlic: You need fresh cloves for enhanced flavor.

Tomato passata or tomato puree: Use bottled tomato puree or passata.

Heavy cream: For the extra creamy texture and delicious taste.

Pasta water: It is important to leave some pasta water for the thickness, taste, and texture of the sauce.

Rigatoni pasta: Actually you can use any kind of pasta you prefer.

Red pepper or Aleppo pepper: It’s for the spicy and tangy flavor.

Oregano: Rich Italian seasoning is the best!

Basil: Its strong aroma will make the dish more appetizing.

Salt: Add it to taste.

Mozzarella: Buy shredded mozzarella or shred it by yourself.

Parmesan: This flavorful cheese will make your vodka pasta dish an awesome one.


How to Make Vodka Pasta Recipe Without Vodka

First, cook your pasta until al dente and set aside.

Now, in a pot, add the butter and melt it on medium heat. Then, add the finely diced onions and sauté until translucent.

Next, add the garlic and sauté until browned, then add the tomato purée and heavy cream.

After that, mix well and add the spices. Then, season with salt to taste before adding in the cheese and mix it all until melted.

Finally, add the pasta and pasta water and mix well until coated, heating it up for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!


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delicious vodka pasta recipe without vodka

Vodka Pasta Recipe Without Vodka

Fatimah
This recipe’s flavorful sauce takes this pasta dish to a whole new level. The sauce is made from simple ingredients such as olive oil, heavy cream, tomato paste, herbs, spices, and parmesan cheese. Also, this recipe is alcohol free and definitely kid-friendly.
5 from 2 votes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ red onion large, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic diced
  • cups tomato passata or puree
  • cups heavy cream
  • cup pasta water
  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta
  • teaspoons crushed red pepper or Aleppo pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • ¾ cup parmesan

Instructions
 

  • Cook your pasta until al dente and set aside.
  • In a pot, add the butter and melt it on medium heat. Then add the finely diced onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Add the garlic and sauté until browned, then add the tomato purée and heavy cream.
  • Mix well and add the spices. Then season with salt to taste before adding in the cheese and mix it all until melted.
  • Add the pasta and pasta water and mix well until coated, heating it up for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can cook this pasta dish using any type of pasta, not only rigatoni pasta.
  • This recipe is without vodka but you can use an alcohol substitute.
  • You can use a white onion instead of red onion.
  • For some extra spicy flavor, add more crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Instead of oregano and basil, you can use chopped parsley or spinach for garnish.
  • You can also add some protein to the pasta dish like seared shrimp, ground meat, cubed or shredded chicken.
  • Important Tip: Don’t forget to reserve about a cup of your pasta cooking liquid for this dish. Add a little more pasta water if the sauce seems too thick after adding the pasta. Even if the recipe only calls for 1/3 cup, always keep at least one cup of the pasta water on hand.
Keyword Gigi Hadid pasta, vodka pasta, vodka pasta without vodka
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2 thoughts on “Vodka Pasta Recipe Without Vodka

  1. Candice says:

    5 stars
    Creamy, cheesy, full of flavor ! Just delicious… the whole loved it including my picky picky children ! Must try

  2. Candice says:

    5 stars
    The whole family *^

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