rigatoni with vodka sauce

Rigatoni with Vodka Sauce

  • Author: mimi newman
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Sautee
  • Cuisine: Italian


A classic recipe for vodka sauce



  • 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


  1. Set a large pot of salted water to high heat
  2. In a large skillet, sautee butter and onions on medium heat until see through
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Divide and serve! Perhaps put parmesan on top or some fresh basil. Voila

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