Spicy Rigatoni

This Spicy Rigatoni recipe with tomato vodka sauce is some of our favorite pasta dinners. Chewy rigatoni pasta is tossed in a thick and creamy tomato sauce made with vodka that is tangy with a hint of sweetness and spiciness.

Rigatoni Pasta | Butter Sweet Onion | Garlic Cloves Tomato Puree | Vodka Tomato Paste | Heavy Cream Red Pepper Flakes | Salt Parmesan Cheese

key ingredients

Cook pasta until al dente. Halfway through, reserve some pasta water and set aside for later. When pasta is done cooking, drain and set aside. Cook onion and garlic in butter in a skillet.


Stir in tomato puree, tomato paste and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil. Make sure heat is still on medium-high. Add vodka and it should evaporate quickly. Stir to combine and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add heavy cream and the reserved pasta water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and let it cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Switch off heat and add rigatoni pasta to the sauce. Toss to combine.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!

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