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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


  • 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


  • 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
Keyword rigatoni with vodka sauce, vodka pasta sauce, vodka sauce
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