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Spicy Rigatoni with Vodka

November 11, 2020 | By Jeremy Scheck | 189 Comments

Spicy Rigatoni with Vodka – or spicy any pasta shape- As featured on BuzzFeed! This spicy rigatoni recipe with vodka has definitely taken the internet by storm. This is how I like to make it!

This dish is well known as being from Carbone, Jon & Vinny’s and even Gigi Hadid. It’s super easy to make and very delicious, but it definitely surprised me how obsessed everyone is with it.

Make sure to pick your favorite pasta. It doesn’t have to be rigatoni. For example, I like radiatore or fusilli. You also can adjust the spice to taste. I like it very spicy, so I add lots of red pepper flakes, but you can also err on the side of less if you are sensitive.

You also don’t need to add the vodka if you can’t have it for whatever reason. Just skip it and go right to the cream!

You don’t really need any special equipment, but since you do save pasta water for the recipe, I like to use a small strainer to scoop the pasta out of the boiling water, instead of straining it all out. Make sure not to throw away all that pasta water!

If you have trouble following the written recipe, the video tutorial below can be really helpful!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do, and if you have a chance to make it, make sure to leave a comment as to how it turned out!

Video Tutorial

Some Tips and Advice

  • Make sure to let the onions cook down and caramelize a little. Don’t rush it if you want the best flavor!
    Same goes for the spices and tomato paste; they don’t need to cook as long as the onions, but they do need to get toasted to unlock all the flavor.
  • Don’t overcook the pasta! It will finish cooking in the sauce, so take it out a few minutes early.
  • Don’t forget to save pasta water to make the sauce silky-smooth!

Spicy Rigatoni with Vodka


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Dried oregano, to taste
  • Dried thyme, to taste (optional)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 (4.5 oz) tube of tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup vodka
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb rigatoni or penne pasta
  • Generous salt for pasta water
  • Freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese (at least a 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Chopped fresh parsley to taste


  1. Heat a large pot of water to cook your pasta. While it heats, start making the sauce.
  2. Cook your onion with the olive oil and salt in a large pan over medium heat until translucent and slightly golden. Add black pepper, red pepper flakes, oregano, and thyme and cook 1-2 more minutes. Add in the garlic.
  3. Add the tomato paste and continue to cook over medium heat for 2-3 more minutes. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula.
  4. Add the vodka; let it simmer briefly before adding the heavy cream. Turn off the heat once the cream simmers for a minute. Use a spoon to remove the garlic cloves that have now infused the sauce.
  5. Salt the pasta water once it's boiling and add in your rigatoni. Cook 2-3 minutes less than the lower number on the package. Use a mug to reserve at least a half cup of pasta water before draining the pasta.
  6. Mix the drained pasta into the pan with the sauce, along with a splash of pasta water and a generous amount of parmigiano reggiano and the butter. Return the pan to heat, and let the pasta simmer in the sauce for the last couple minutes of its cook time. Add the parsley and enjoy.
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  1. I made this the other night and it tasted heavenly. Typically I follow this certain recipe I have saved when I make pasta alla vodka but I decided to try a new recipe this time and I’m so glad I did! I’m actually mad at myself that I didn’t double my recipe because I could eat it everyday! Highly recommend

    1. Such a good recipe! And easily customisable as well. Didn’t have any rigatoni so I used penne. Realised half way that I ran out of vodka! So I used lemon water after a quick google search. Also didn’t have cream so milk worked just fine. Also was able to use zatar instead of thyme and oregano. And mozerlla cheese at the end because simply Parmesan cheese is too expensive. Also realised I didn’t have butter! So I used an olive oil margarine instead. All that and it was still delicious.

      1. How did you make the lemon water? I’m interested in making this spicy pasta but I’m underage so I can’t use vodka.

      2. How do you make the lemon water? I’m interested in making this spicy pasta after seeing all the good reviews but I’m underaged and cant use vodka.

  2. I have made a few of his recipes, but I have made this too many times to count. Its so easy, and so delicious. I’ve made it for friends and family, who immediately ask for the recipe. If there is one recipe someone asks me to share, it’s this one.

  3. This is truly the best vodka pasta recipe!! I add a fresh basil leaf to the top and everything blends together so perfectly. Don’t know where I would be without my vodka pasta 🙂

  4. Love this recipe it’s a staple at my house now. It’s simple and easy to add and take away ingredients when you are in the mood for more spice or more cheese. I also add white wine to mine to add deeper flavor to sauce. I will be making this all winter!

  5. I’ve made this basically every week since Jeremy first posted it on tiktok and I’ve yet to get tired of it! This has become a staple dinner. Sometimes I add pancetta or bacon (also amazing) but the original recipe is more than satisfying as is:)

  6. such an easy and incredible pasta!! i make it several times a month and i absolutely love sharing it with family and friends. if i knew the queen of england was coming to my house to eat dinner i would make her this pasta. i usually mince the garlic and mix it in and go for more cheese (usually about a cup!) the thing i think really changes the flavor is how long you cook down the tomato paste- make sure you cook it for at least 3-4 minutes (don’t skimp!!) which really helps to cut down on the raw taste. great job on this pasta- thank you so much jeremy for creating such a delicious and easy pasta!!!

  7. I made this tonight after seeing your Tiktok and it was so good. How did I make pasta ANY other way before!? I’m not even a “good chef” and everything was clear and easy to follow. Every recipe I’ve made from you has been delicious and I never substitute anything. I look forward to making more.

  8. I made this recipe this past weekend and let me tell you, it was heavenly. I’m a broke college student and this was the perfect meal for my friends and I to split the price and make. I cannot describe how much I love this stuff! 10/10 would recommend.

  9. When I saw this first I immediately sent it to my mom and now we always make it! it’s so simple to make and always taste so good. it’s one of my favorite meals now! thank you.

  10. I am OBSESSED with this pasta recipe. My family is not the biggest pasta lovers but after finding this gem we’ve been making it at least once a week. It tastes absolutely divine.

  11. I am OBSESSED with this pasta recipe. My family members are not the biggest pasta lovers but after finding this gem we’ve been making it at least once a week. It tastes absolutely divine.

  12. This was one of my first Jeremy Scheck recipes and this is what got me hooked. The perfect vodka sauce, with some spice. I love Jeremy’s recipes and style of making recipe videos, because you can just watch the one minute video and make the recipe right after.

  13. I loved this recipe! I’m not a big cook but his instructions were so clear & it came out delicious. I think this may become my go-to pasta dish now.

  14. I LOVE this recipe. It’s tasty, simple, and plates gorgeously. It’s becoming a part of my rotation of recipes I make often now and I don’t think I could ever go back to the vodka sauce I was making before.

  15. Tastes so high quality! If I was blindfolded when eating this I would 100% think it was restaurant pasta. So simple and easy it’s hard to mess up. A new favorite for sure.

  16. I made this for my roommates, roommates’ significant others and myself and everyone was so busy eating it that the room was silent. This recipe was also affordable and really easy to make. I would definitely recommend this to anyone at any skill level and I’ll definitely be making it again!

  17. I made this a couple of times at the beginning of quarantine and it was AMAZING, but I recently went vegan so I was set on finding a way to make this dairy free. I’m so sorry Jeremy.

    Follow this recipe but use 1/2 cup of coconut cream instead of heavy cream — & to counteract the sweetness add balsamic vinegar one tablespoon at a time until it cuts through. I used follow your heart parm (the one that comes in a block), and I find it to be the best substitute out there, but any vegan parm should work!

  18. I tried it so many times and it came out delicious all times and my whole family loves it. The recipe really is THAT good y’all… try it for yoursleves I promise you will not regret it.

  19. By far the best sauce recipe I have ever made or eaten! This is my go to, and I’ve made it many times since finding the recipe a few months ago. I love adding tons of red pepper flakes for extra spice, and sometimes I’ll add in Italian sausage as well!

  20. Hands down the best recipe you can find. It’s easy and the flavour is immaculate. If you haven’t made it, give it a go. It’s a crowd pleaser and a regular in my family.

  21. I made it today and it’s amazing! My fiancé really loved the smokey taste it has and we loved the texture! It tastes so expensive but it’s really easily made and super quick. I’ve exchanged the red pepper flakes with cayenne pepper powder because we didn’t have the flakes in German supermarkets but it worked just fine!

  22. I’m honestly a little mad at Jeremy for this recipe. Vodka sauce has always been my favorite and this version is so good that it’s ruined all other vodka sauces for me. Fortunately, it’s so quick and almost all the ingredients are pantry staples so I can make it whenever the craving hits. I’m seriously considering adding cream to my weekly grocery list purely so I can make this without having to run to the store. Think about what I’m saying- it’s more work to run to the store to grab cream than it is to make this recipe. It’s so good, and even though I’m a little annoyed i’ll never be able to order vodka sauce at a restaurant again, I am mostly just happy to have this recipe!

  23. This recipe looked really good so I tried it and honestly it changed me. It’s SO delicious. Super easy to make and has so much flavor! It has now been added to my dinner rotation and I crave it. Everyone who I have made it for loves it too. I can not say enough good things about this dish. 11/10

  24. Scrolling through tiktok led me to make this pasta at 11 pm and it was totally worth it. It’s by far one of the best recipes I’ve ever made and it’s also super simple!

  25. This recipe changed how I made pasta— I am definitely a convert to finishing the pasta in the sauce and adding pasta water to the sauce.

    This recipe has been in regular rotation since I saw it on TikTok. I typically use a shallot instead of an onion but it’s good either way.

  26. Watched the TikTok video of this recipe and realized I had all the ingredients on hand so I ran down to my kitchen and made it. It was super quick, easy and SOOOOO YUUMMY! You have to try it!

  27. This is the only vodka sauce recipe you will ever need. I tried different recipes on pinterest and could never find one that tasted like a restaurant but this is it!! This vodka sauce is creamy, a little spicy, and just straight up delicious. I took one bite and instantly knew it was the best thing I had ever cooked. It is so simple but following Jeremy’s tips (like cooking off the tomato paste) definitely make it taste restaurant quality. If you make any recipe from his website I hope it’s this one!! Thank you Jeremy for the perfect vodka sauce!

  28. I made this the other day with some chicken parm and it’s AMAZING. Definitely restaurant quality and it’s quick and easy. I added this to my cook book. Thank you so much!

  29. I just recently bought my first home & have made this pasta countless times for when our families come over!! It is hands down the best vodka recipe to make at home. I only do a little spice because my fiancé is a chicken but it’s still SO YUM!! & everyone is always very impressed when I make this!

  30. I made this tonight for my family and it was SO good! It was easy to make and so good, i don’t usually like tomato based sauces for my pasta but this was amazing! Will definitely be making this again soon!

  31. This is incredible and I’m so glad I finally can have the full written recipe instead of watching the TikTok 100 times. It is SO good and easy but you feel like a real Italian chef when it’s done. 10/10

  32. Such a good recipe! And easily customisable as well. Didn’t have any rigatoni so I used penne. Realised half way that I ran out of vodka! So I used lemon water after a quick google search. Also didn’t have cream so milk worked just fine. Also was able to use zatar instead of thyme and oregano. And mozerlla cheese at the end because simply Parmesan cheese is too expensive. Also realised I didn’t have butter! So I used an olive oil margarine instead. All that and it was still delicious.

    1. This is DELICIOUS! Very simple recipe, definitely the key is to cook the onions slowly. I’ve made about 4 times since I first saw the video and have tried with different pastas and proteins. Thank you so much for the recipe! It’s my go to for impressing friends.

  33. 5 Stars! This got rave reviews from the whole family. I served it with Rigatoni and left the garlic (minced) in. Delicious. Restaurant-worthy and will be made many more times!!! Thank you for the great recipe!

  34. I made this with my 9 year old tonight. We love LOVE it! We are planning to make this a monthly favorite. I can’t wait to make it for Thanksgiving!

  35. I’ve made this recipie countless times since I saw the tik tok for the first time. So gooooood!! It’s really easy to make and everyone I have made it for loves it. Also if you have extra it heats up really well for lunch.

  36. So yummy! Probably one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever made. It was quick and easy. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  37. This is my go-to meal when I come home late from work and don’t wanna spend too long making my dinner, it’s simple yet delicious. It goes to show that you don’t always need a bunch of ingredients to make a great meal. Sending love from Lenexa in Kansas!

  38. After months of buying premade vodka sauce, I was excited when I came across this recipe on tik tok and found out I had all the ingredients. I just made this for lunch and it was an absolute hit! Totally blows the premade stuff out of the water.

  39. Does anyone has a prep/cook time estimate? I’m wondering when I should start cooking for a specific meal time. Thanks in advance.

  40. Just made this tonight for dinner and everyone loved it! It seems like a dish from a fancy italian restaurant but is really easy to make at home for your family! will definitely be making it again 🙂

  41. Literally amazing my family’s go-to pasta now. We make TONS of sauce and keep it in a jar to use whenever. I love putting it on ravioli.

  42. Yum yum yum! I made this today and it was delicious! I made it vegan by using a vegan half and half (found at Whole Foods) by Forager, and skipping the parmigiano reggiano.
    This is going to our family’s cookbook of favorite recipes.

  43. Made it tonight for my family the absolutely loved it. Its so delicious and everyone got seconds . will be making it again!!

  44. Made it tonight for my family the absolutely loved it. Its so delicious and everyone got seconds . will be making it again!! very easy to make also

  45. Not to be dramatic, but this truly is a DIVINE recipe. So easy to customize as well! We added spicy Italian sausage and it was perfect. My only qualm about the sausage is that it’s a bit oily when reheated, but it doesn’t affect the flavor at all! Definitely adding this recipe to my repertoire!

  46. I make this recipe about twice a month and as Jeremy said in his original tiktok, “this pasta is the good-good.” The effort to reward ratio of this sauce is phenomenal. If I make the sauce while the pasta’s boiling I can be eating in 15 minutes with minimal clean-up. Don’t at me, but I often say that I no longer need Mac and Cheese in my life as this recipe satisfies me just as much if not more.

  47. Wow, this is actually so delicious and having the tik tok video was a bonus when trying to gauge how everything should look at each stage. I didn’t have heavy cream but oat milk worked just as well! Just make sure the oat milk is the kind thats “extra creamy” and the pasta still turns out tasting like perfection.

  48. This is a 10/10! I did this recipe in the depths of my depression and it was pretty much the only thing I ate for multiple meals for two days. I didn’t have oregano, thyme, vodka, heavy cream, parsley, cheese, or plain pepper (only a spice mix with pepper in it). So I substituted basil for oregano, half and half for heavy cream, and ricotta cheese for parmesan. This still turned out to be the best pasta I have ever made despite missing a lot of ingredients and messing up multiple steps. I mixed some spinach and grilled broccoli so that I could pretend that it is healthy and that was great. 🙂

  49. This was my first time making a vodka sauce, and it turned out perfectly!!! Super delicious- I felt like I was eating at an Italian restaurant. Also an easy recipe to follow- definitely plan on making again! I’m thinking of adding grilled zucchini next time so that there’s extra veg!

  50. I made this for My parents and I and we all loved it! It was very easy and fun to make. I am still getting my taste back from having Covid, but it was still great lol. I will definitely make this more.

  51. I made this recipe tonight and it made such a fast and delicious yet super luxurious dinner. Don’t skip the parsley, it added some great freshness since the dish is so rich!

  52. My literal favorite pasta recipe omg. I did change it up a TINY bit. I almost never have thyme and parmigianno reggiano on hand so I just leave out the thyme and sub parmesan (sorry jeremy :/ ). But either way it’s amazing and so easy once you get the hang of it. I literally ate this everyday for like a week straight.

  53. I made this a few days ago, and it was delicious! My only thought was to add a protein, so when eating leftovers, I added sausage, and I thought it was perfect!

  54. I made this after seeing Jeremy’s video on TikTok about it a couple months ago and it is SO SO GOOD! My whole fam loves it and Jeremy’s method is perfect 🙂

  55. This pasta changed my life and isn’t a ton of work! I’m adding into my rotation as I can’t get enough of it!!

  56. I make this recipe at least once a week for my boyfriend and me. It’s amazing.
    Also, one night I didn’t want to bother making pasta to go with the sauce but still wanted something tomato-y and had some left over mac and cheese. I made this recipe as normal, but rather than adding the cream I dumped in the mac and cheese which turned it into a delicious vodka-sauce mac and cheese. A really great recipe!

  57. Jeremy. Oh my god. I want to bathe in this sauce. I want to make sweet sweet spicy love to this sauce. I want to pour this sauce into a funnel directly into my body. I want to inject this sauce in my veins. I will never again not have every ingredient for this sauce on hand. If I was going to die tomorrow and could only eat one thing, I would request this sauce. This sauce is the cure for the novel coronavirus. If I had to chose between marrying the love of my life and having this sauce ever again, someone would have to tell my boyfriend for me because my mouth is full of this sauce until further notice. Consider me deceased.

  58. SUCH AN AMAZING RECIPE! I never realized that I didn’t let my spices and tomato paste cook-off enough and now it totally changed the game. This definitely one of my top dinner recipes and highly recommend it! Instead of topping it with parsley, I subbed with chopped basil and it was delicious 🙂

  59. this pasta was delicious! me and my mol impulsively made it and it was perfect, spicy but not too spicy! 10/10 i totally recommend

  60. This was delicious! My sister is vegan so i had to substitute the parmesan, heavy cream, and butter but it was easy! I used coconut milk and almond milk as a replacement for the heavy cream, vegan parmesan to replace the cheese, and vegan butter replacement. 10/10

  61. Me and my roommate made this tonight! SO GOOD and easy! Made some chicken to go with it as well. Definitely a cheap, delicious option for college students! I’m really excited to share this recipe with my family to!

  62. I seriously am not a good cook at all but I made this and it came out amazing. The best vodka pasta recipe out there. Thanks Jeremy, love your tiktoks!!

  63. Wowowow amazing recipe!!
    So I’m not a big spicy fan, I made the sauce without chili flakes and it came out amazing! I used penne and it was just as good. Thank you Jeremy!

  64. The first recipe I ever tried from Jeremy that got me to trust him right away. My god. The BEST pasta recipe ever. I make this embarrassingly often, and its super easy to modify. Honestly the closest thing in homemade cooking to Jon and Vinny’s (in LA) spicy fusilli if you happen to be a fan of that!

  65. I made this last week and it was the best penne alla vodka I’ve ever had!! I have watched your tiktok video on it so many times and was absolutely craving it. 100000/10 did not disappoint! 🙂

  66. Made this when you first posted the rigatoni on tik tok a while back. Made it again today for my boyfriend’s birthday with gnocchi. I used one small shallot minced finely since he doesn’t like onions very much and I added one clove of minced garlic in addition to the two in the pot. It turned out so good!

  67. This is pasta dish is good!! I ended up using cavatappi pasta instead and it was delish!!! I love spice so I added a couple extra sprinklings of crushed red pepp and it was delish!!!

  68. Amazing recipe. I was even able to use vegan substitutes and it still turned out delicious. Everyone needs to try this.

  69. Saw this on my FYP and HAD to make it!!! my new favorite pasta!!! will be making all the time! You have to make it, hardest part was cutting the onion

  70. How many people does it serve? I making it for 7 people soon and I need to know how many times to double it? It seems like 2 is the consensus but I do not wanna embarrass myself please help

  71. Ridiculously good. Made it for my family on my first night home from college and I think they’ll let me stay!! Super simple but the flavour is unreal. With a salad this served 4!

  72. I eat pasta on a weekly (if not daily) basis and I tried this sauce the other night and it was honestly one of the best things I’ve ever tasted

  73. I’m super excited to make this recipe! I’m wondering the method listed above – about how many people is it supposed to feed? Also what is the best replacement for the vodka? I’ve seen vinegar or lemon water. Thanks!

  74. I made this last night with homemade rigatoni and it was SO good!! Everyone in my family went back for seconds, which is super unusual haha. A total hit, I loved this recipe!

  75. Let me just tell you, THIS IS AMAZING!! If you use fresh thyme it changes the flavor in such a good way. I usually go for one to one and a third cup of parmigiano reggiano.

  76. I always thought vodka pasta was something you order at a nice italian restaurant and too hard to make at home. But actually, it’s really easy! This recipe is amazing and also teaches some amazing basic pasta skills (finishing in the sauce, adding pasta water, butter). Such an amazing special dinner at home!

  77. JEREMY! This recipe is amazing! I felt like I was eating a dish from an authentic Italian restaurant. I have foreign parents who are not impressed by much but they absolutely loved this recipe. Thank you!

  78. Jeremy killed it with this one!!! It turned out absolutely incredible and came together so easily. Jeremy’s extra tips like cooking off the tomato paste made all the different. Very well developed recipe, can’t wait to make it again.

  79. OMG This was delicious! Served it with some lightly steamed/sauté broccoli in olive oil, lemon and garlic.
    Keep cooking and sharing your recipes ????

  80. Absolutely flawless recipe. Simple and elegant. Perfect pick me up for an elegant weeknight dinner????????

  81. I’ve made so many vodka sauce recipe variations and this was by far my favorite!!!! So delicious, especially when paired with freshly made pasta!

  82. Similar versions of this recipe have gone viral on various social media outlets; however, Jeremy’s tweaks and tips make it the BEST version in my opinion. So tasty you want to eat the whole thing! Highly recommend.

  83. I’ve made this twice this week! The second time I made it I added two tablespoons of the Italian Bomba sauce from Trader Joe’s and it definitely took it to the next level!

  84. I made this with penne and it was amazing! The best tips were to make sure the tomato paste cooks off, and to finish cooking the pasta in the sauce.

  85. I’ve made this twice now with penne rigate and it is not only delicious, but incredibly easy! This is such a great weekday dinner, but it’s also festive enough to work for a nice occasion. I would Not recommend subbing out the heavy cream for something lighter (unless you’re on a vegan/dairy free diet) because it really takes the dish to the next level.

  86. Like many others, I saw this on TikTok and had to try! I even ordered Radiatore pasta from Amazon. I followed this recipe as written and it was soooo delicious! I ended up not needing to add much pasta water – I just ladled the pasta from the pot into my sauce.

    This recipe comes together so quickly! Great for an easy weeknight meal. Serve with a side salad or broccoli and your protein of choice to round it out.

  87. Made this for dinner tonight – it was SO delicious. It was my first time making a spicy vodka sauce and the instructions were very clear and helpful. 🙂

  88. I LOVE this recipe so much. I always make it whenever I need to make something quick for lunch and it never disappoints!

  89. Made this recipe but tweaked it a little (only had a half a tube of tomato paste, whole milk instead of half and half, and edamame spaghetti rather than normal pasta). It was KILLER!! One of the things I love about Jeremy’s page is that he encourages creative license in cooking – I don’t feel scared to try a recipe if I don’t have all the exact ingredients, instead I feel empowered to be creative!! Thank you for sharing!!

  90. I’ve made this a few times. At first I stuck to the recipe, but this last time I wanted to do something different from heavy cream because I never use it all before it expires haha. I used cashew cream and it came out really nice! Not much of a difference if any! Highly recommend this recipe as it is easy and delicious!

  91. This was so good! I may have undercooked the onions but it was still delicious. I added some green peppers to give it a bit of crunch

  92. Literally the best pasta I’ve ever had and so easy to make! I’ve tried quite a few recipes from Jeremy and this one is amazing.

  93. I have literally made this recipe over 10 times now. I have made it for my boyfriend, my family, friends, and they all loved it! Literally everything about this recipe is perfect and yummy. Thank you so much for this Jeremy 🙂

  94. I made this recipe tonight for my family & they LOVED it. It has the perfect kick & is so flavorful. I cannot wait to try more of these recipes!!

  95. This pasta is so good!!!! I have made it for my family, my boyfriends family and my friends and they all love it!! Super easy too.

  96. Made this last night after discovering your Instagram page via “buzz”. It was super easy and quick to made and yet extremely savory and satisfying. Both husband and toddler and kid loved it :). I am definitely trying more of your dishes.

  97. I make this recipe all the time! it is to die for. Everyone loves the creaminess and the balance of spice. I enjoy with some garlic bread and cesar salad!

  98. this is a delicious recipe HOWEVER – do not bake it ! or if you do be sure to alter it somehow ( i honestly don’t even know how i’m not a chef). But I tried Jeremys baked feta pasta with crispy breadcrumbs on top (delicious obvi) and I felt like the crisp was definitely my favorite part so I wanted to try and add crispy breadcrumbs + parmesan cheese to this pasta and bake it until the top was golden brown. Looked good but it was dry af. Obviously the recipe itself is still incredible – it was just my own alteration that messed it up. But if anyone wants to let me know if there’s a way to make the sauce creamy but the top crispy let me know!!!

  99. this pasta was so delicious!! i didn’t have vodka but i used lemon water instead and it was still amazing, 10/10 recommend!

  100. Make this once a week!! Love it so much. I follow each recipe Jeremy puts out because they’re always hits. I dont use vodka because I hate the taste though lol

  101. I made this r for the first time recently and fell absolutely in love with it and make it all the time now. One of my new favorite recipes for sure.

  102. Fabulous recipe, I made it and used chicken stock instead of Vodka for all the folks who cannot or prefer not to cook with alcohol! The flavor is wonderful either route you go 🙂

  103. This pasta lives up to the hype and also lasts well. I would highly recommend it to literally anyone. Just make it already.

  104. I love this recipe so much. I literally make it once or twice a month it’s so good! I share it with all my friends and family too, and everyone that has tried it loves it!

  105. Made this for dinner with a friend AND for dinner with my parents and it went over amazing both times! I love being able to adjust the heat level easily for my audience, and I added a protein at the very end the second time I made it too, and it was just perfect! Thanks Jeremy for the best fancy seeming recipe for a lazy college kid trying their best 🙂

  106. This is my favorite pasta recipe, and I LOVE pasta recipes. Simply fantastic, and super easy to make. I’ve made extra and given it to friends and subsequently been told how amazing it is. Sometimes I skimp on the salt and add 1-2 anchovies in with the tomato paste. Fantastic either way—highly recommend. I obviously never write reviews but really felt the need. Happy eating <3

  107. Made it without the vodka and still delicious as hell. Though I would recommend making lesser amount then you would normally as the cream does make it quite heavy and I personally felt full with just half of the amount that I had made for myself

  108. I made this after I got my second vaccine shot and it was exactly what I was craving and needed. Absolutely delicious. I used orecchiette and instead of red pepper flakes I subbed in some crushed Calabrian chili peppers. Can’t wait to make this again.

  109. Made this recipe with my friends and it was soo good! Very easy to make but still delicious, 10/10 would recommend. I will definitely make this pasta again!!

  110. I swear I can’t eat pasta any other way after first seeing this recipe in 2020 on TikTok. It’s my go to pasta recipe and I love it every time!!

  111. So bomb! This has quickly become one of my go-tos thanks to the clarity in the instructions, the simplicity of the ingredients list, and its yumminess factor. Thank you Jeremy for another successful dinner!

  112. Made for my extended family and it was a hit. And I am definitely no chef. Thank you Jeremy!

  113. Literally the best recipe I’ve ever made. It took only about 40 minutes and tasted heavenly. I wish there was a version of this recipe that made a smaller serving size, but it is great as leftovers.

    1. it’s written for half a pound of pasta. It depends on how much you eat. That could serve 2-3 or more depending on if you’re eating it as a little appetizer or entree. It’s very subjective and that’s why it doesn’t say.

  114. I’ve been using this recipe for over a year now and it’s my favorite, especially when I’m in a pinch and need something easy but still want a homemade pasta sauce. My family and friends love it every time I make it for them and it’s definitely very possible to make in a limited, college kitchen like mine. 🙂

  115. This is my favorite recipe ever! So simple for a college student learning to cook! My whole family was seriously impressed when I made this for dinner.

  116. This recipe is both SO easy and SO delicious! I was surprised at how easy it was. In addition to the recipe provided, I also added pancetta, which was an amazing touch. I would recommend this recipe to anyone who loves a good alla vodka pasta that wants to make the sauce from scratch.

  117. Tried this on a whim a few months ago and absolutely love it! I personally add a lot of red pepper and shrimp. One of my favorite dishes to make for any occasion.

  118. I never comment on things but I just had to comment here, the pasta was DELICIOUS and I’ll be making it so much more – thank you! It’s so easy and budget friendly too.

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