Rigatoni Pasta with a Classic Vodka Sauce

two bowls of rigatoni with vodka sauce

This is a classic, indulgent vodka pasta sauce with rigatoni recipe made with butter, onions, tomato, vodka and heavy cream. This recipe would be perfect for date night, a family get together, or any time you’re craving a classic pasta with vodka sauce.

Rigatoni with Vodka Sauce

Sometimes, YOU JUST WANT A BOWL OF CARBS. and PASTA SAUCE WITH CREAM IN IT. Okay?!! Okay.

This is my family’s vodka sauce recipe that would be great with penne, rigatoni or any tube-shaped pasta. You could also make the sauce and use it as a pizza topping??? Ideas galore.

How to make a classic vodka sauce for dinner

Set a large pot of salted water to high heat

In a large skillet, sautee 3 tablespoons of butter and 1 chopped onion on medium heat until see through

Add 1 cup of vodka and let the alcohol cook off a little bit before adding in 15 ounces (1 can) of tomato puree. Stir to combine, taste for seasoning, add salt if needed, and cover and let simmer while the pasta cooks.

Cook rigatoni for 2 min less than the package’s description. When al dente, using a strainer transfer directly into vodka sauce to finish cooking.

Divide and serve! Perhaps put parmesan on top or some fresh basil. Voila!

Recipe for rigatoni with vodka sauce

Rigatoni Pasta with a Classic Vodka Sauce
rigatoni with vodka sauce

Rigatoni Pasta with a Classic Vodka Sauce

Mimi Newman
Rigatoni Pasta with a Classic Vodka Sauce
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • Big pot of salted water
  • 1 lb of rigatoni
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 yellow onion minced
  • 1 cup of vodka
  • 15 oz of pureed tomatoes
  • 1 cup of heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • Set a large pot of salted water to high heat
  • In a large skillet, sautee butter and onions on medium heat until see through
  • Add 1 cup of vodka and let the alcohol cook off a little bit before adding in the tomato puree. Stir to combine, taste for seasoning, add salt probably Cover and let simmer while the pasta cooks.
  • Cook rigatoni for 2 min less than the package’s description. When al dente, using a strainer transfer directly into vodka sauce to finish cooking.
  • Divide and serve! Perhaps put parmesan on top or some fresh basil. Voila
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