Spicy Vodka Sauce Pasta


This is hands down the best pasta sauce…ever.

Yield: 3-4 Servings

Spicy Vodka Sauce Pasta

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 3 TB Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Shallot, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (cut in half if you don’t want it too spicy)
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Paste
  • 2 TB Vodka
  • 1 1/4 cups Heavy Cream
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1 pound Pasta
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Chopped Basil


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Sauté shallot for 2-3 minutes then add in garlic, crushed red pepper, and a little salt.
  3. Add in tomato paste and sauté for 5 minutes, until the paste has darkened a bit.
  4. Pour in vodka and cook down for a minute then stir in heavy cream.
  5. Simmer for a few minutes and season with kosher salt.
  6. Boil pasta just a couple minutes under al dente, and reserve a cup or so of pasta water.
  7. Toss pasta with the sauce, add in a little pasta water until you have a nice glossy sauce and the pasta is al dente. Finish with parmesan cheese and basil.
Did you make this recipe?
Tag @diningbykelly on instagram and hashtag it #diningbykelly

Did you make this recipe?

Share your recipe with on Instagram using the hashtag #diningbykelly and tag @diningbykelly

Meet Kelly

Kelly Ruben is a Michelin Star trained chef and recipe developer based in New York City. She is a private chef for celebrities and high profile families and shares delicious recipes and cooking tips with her online community of over 260,000 food lovers from around the world!





Pin It on Pinterest

Share This