Pasta alla Vodka

5 minutes


15 minutes

Nigella Lawson called it “amusingly retro” but “seriously good”. Definitely not for children – think more Valentine with your partner or friends.


  • 1/2 pack of Casarecce (200g)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 small onion finely chopped
  • pinch of Salt
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped or crushed
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (more if you like spicy)
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 100ml double cream
  • 40 ml vodka
  • Grated parmesan and basil to serve


  1. Finley chop onion and garlic. Melt butter in frying pan and slowly cook onion until softened.
  2. Cook Pasta according to instructions, drain and keep a cup of the cooking water.
  3. Add garlic, chilli flakes and salt to the onions and then stir in tomato paste.
  4. Add vodka – 1/2 the pasta cooking water and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add Pasta and cream and mix well. You can add more of the water if required.
  6. Taste and season and serve with parmesan and basil.


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