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Gigi Hadid’s Viral Pasta Recipe (without the vodka) is still as lit as it was when it first went viral during quarantine days! This is the famous pasta dish made by the supermodel Gigi Hadid that went viral on social media, and it deserves all the hype! I prepared it without the vodka since we do not drink and it wouldn’t make sense since my kids would get tipsy LOL!

You could opt to make this Gigi Hadid Spicy Vodka Pasta recipe with the vodka as it is originally made. Either way, you’re going to be over-the-moon happy with how creamy, and full of flavor this pasta recipe is!


Gigi Hadid’s Viral Pasta Recipe (without the vodka)

Gigi hadid viral pasta that was popular on tik tok with a creamy tomato sauce and parmesan cheese sprinkled with fresh basil
Here is the original Gigi Hadid’s Viral Pasta Recipe (without the vodka) version made with penne pasta.

This is the same recipe that Gigi Hadid used in her spicy vodka pasta recipe, which went viral on her Instagram story in 2020!

In her recipe, Gigi left the vodka out, but included instructions on where to add it.


Gigi Hadid Pasta Recipe

We take breaks from having meat on some days during the week. So, I whipped this dish up for dinner today using just a few ingredients I had on hand and OMG it is truly satisfying and screams flavor!

This recipe’s spicy pasta sauce takes this pasta dish to a whole new level. It’s a decadent, creamy sauce made with olive oil, tomato paste, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese.


Why You’ll Love this Pasta Recipe

  • It’s quick and simple to prepare, and it’ll be on your table in 25 minutes.
  • It’s a delicious vegetarian pasta recipe, and it might just become your new favorite pasta dish!
  • This spicy vodka pasta recipe is a crowd-pleaser that can easily be made family-friendly.
  • It uses simple ingredients that almost everyone has in their pantry!
  • You can easily customize it to your preferences!

Gigi Hadid Viral Spicy Vodka Pasta Recipe

Gigi Hadid's Spicy Vodka pasta that went viral during covid; penne pasta in a creamy tomato sauce with parmesan
A family-friendly dish!

It makes me so happy when I can make a dish that is quick and simple to prepare that satisfies the entire family! Myself included of course!


Why all the Hype?

Well, that’s easy lol. It’s a great recipe shared by a wonderfully popular celebrity! Gigi herself has a loveable personality and stands for a lot more than just influential celebrity. But it’s also a popular dish, Spicy Pasta Alla Vodka (Spicy Vodka Pasta Sauce), and it’s packed with wonderful flavors.


The hearty and popular viral Gigi Hadid Alla Vodka Pasta recipe with extra spice, topped with parmesan and fresh basil
Sprinkle that parmesan and fresh basil with generosity!

It took off at a time when everyone was quarantined and in lockdowns. So, we were all looking for some food inspo. We were all also looking to fill our time with something, pretty much anything lol. A lot of celebrities shared some intimate and interesting things with us during lockdown. This is one of those things that really took off. It’s easy to make and the whole family will love it.


Gigi Hadid’s Viral Spicy Pasta

So, it’s easy to see how Gigi Hadid’s Pasta Recipe became an instant hit with so many! Try it and you definitely won’t regret it. It’s an easy-to-make dish, it’s pasta (obvious but significant), and perfect for the young and old eaters in your home!


add some extra parmesan and basil to your bowl of Gigi Hadid's Viral Alla Vodka Pasta
I tried it with spaghetti noodles and it was just as delicious!

Gigi Hadid Pasta Ingredients

For Gigi Hadid’s Spicy Vodka Pasta Recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Pasta: Gigi used pasta shells. You could also use bowtie pasta or penne pasta. If you use penne, this becomes a Penne alla Vodka recipe. I prefer white pasta, but whole wheat pasta is also an option.

Oil: Extra virgin olive oil is the way to go for this recipe. It’s the perfect oil to sauté the flavorful ingredients in.

Aromatics: Onions combined with the nutty flavor of the garlic add a kick to the dish. You can use shallots if you like.

Tomato Paste: Tomato paste is an excellent tomato base for this pasta sauce. When you use tomato paste, you get all the flavor without diluting the sauce with too much liquid.

Heavy cream: The perfect creamy base for this sauce is heavy cream (also known as whipping cream). You can also use half-and half.

Parmesan Cheese: Parmesan cheese adds a salty and umami flavor profile to the sauce, giving it a lot of depth.

Butter: Adding some butter makes this pasta dish richer.

Basil Leaves: Basil leaves boost the flavor of the dish.

Refer to the recipe card for quantities.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any vodka substitutes in cooking?

There sure are! Just to name a few: white grape juice or apple juice mixed with a bit of lime juice, balsamic vinegar, or simply lemon and lime juice mixed with a bit of water.

What pasta does Gigi Hadid use?

Any pasta works! The pasta GiGi Hadid used are the shell pasta . Rorecchiette, spaghetti, bow ties, penne, rotini…they all work great!

Why do they call it Gigi Hadid pasta?

Actually this recipe is known as Spicy Vodka Pasta and it originated in Italy.  It is delicious pasta covered in velvety creamy tomato sauce with onions, garlic and mix in parmesan cheese. Gigi Hadid’s Pasta recipe is nothing new but since she made it and it went viral, it became known as GiGi Hadid Pasta!

How long does it take to make Gigi Hadid’s pasta?

Most of the ingredients are usually on hand and shallots can be substituted for red or white onions for convenience. It is super easy to make, delicious, and only takes 20 minutes!

How long does spicy pasta alla vodka last in the fridge?

Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Saute the Onion

start by sauteing onions to make the gigi hadid viral pasta recipe

After boiling pasta, save some water for the sauce!


Add the butter, heavy cream, tomato paste, and pasta water

Add pasta water to sauce to help thicken it for gigi hadid alla vodka pasta recipe

Add Parmesan

add parmesan to the sauce for great flavor and added thickness

Throw in the pasta once sauce is ready

Mix the sauce with the pasta to make gigi hadid's viral pasta recipe

Mix Pasta into Sauce and Add Parmesan and Garnish before serving

garnish the gigi hadid viral pasta with more parmesan and fresh basil

Top Tips

  • This pasta can be made using any type of pasta even though Gigi’s original recipe used shell pasta.
  • This recipe is without vodka or any kind of substitute but you can opt to use a substitute for the vodka or make as is.
  • You can use a white onion or red onion like Gigi did, or like the original recipe calls for: shallots.
  • Adapt garnish as you wish; she used basil but you can use parsley or spinach
  • You may also like to add some protein to the dish like ground meat, cubed or shredded chicken, or even some seared shrimp.
  • For some heat, add some crushed red pepper flakes.
  • A special note: Don’t forget to reserve about a cup of your pasta cooking liquid for this dish. Add a little more pasta water if the sauce seems too thick after adding the pasta. This is why, even if the recipe only calls for 1/2 cup, I always keep at least one cup of the pasta water on hand.

Pin the Viral Pasta Recipe and Share!

serve gigi hadid viral pasta in a bowl and share with friends and family

Ingredients for Gigi Hadid’s Pasta Recipe (without the vodka)


  • penne pasta or spaghetti noodles: Gigi used shell pasta. You could also use bowtie pasta or penne pasta. If you use penne, this becomes a Penne alla Vodka recipe. I prefer white pasta, but whole wheat pasta is also an option.
  • olive oil
  • onion 
  • garlic cloves 
  • tomato paste
  • heavy cream or half and half
  • crushed red pepper
  • pasta water
  • butter
  • parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • basil for garnish

Steps to Prepare Gigi Hadid’s Viral Pasta Recipe

  • First, cook pasta according to the package instructions. Save ½ cup of pasta water before draining. The starchy pasta water will make the sauce saucier.  Set aside!
  • Next, in a large saucepan on medium heat add the olive oil and cubed onions. Sauté’ the onions for a few minutes until translucent then add in the minced garlic and sauté’ for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Then, add in 1/2 cup tomato paste, heavy cream, butter, pasta water, (some add vodka), crushed red pepper (optional) parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and mix until combined.
  • Finally, add in your cooked pasta and mix in with the sauce. Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!

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5 from 39 votes

Gigi Hadid’s Viral Pasta Recipe (without the vodka)

By: Lama
This is the famous pasta dish made by GiGi Hadid that went viral! I prepared it without the vodka and it is absolutely delicious! A quick meal that is sure to hit the spot!
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb penne pasta , or spaghetti noodles
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, cubed
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup heavy cream , or half and half
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • ½ cup pasta water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • basil , for garnish

Instructions 

  • Boil your pasta according to the package instructions. Save ½ cup of the pasta water before draining. The starchy pasta water will make the sauce saucier.  Set aside!
  • In a large skillet on medium high heat add the olive oil and cubed onions. Saute' the onions for a few minutes until translucent then add in the minced garlic and saute' for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add in the tomato paste, heavy cream, butter, pasta water, (some add vodka), crushed red pepper (optional) parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and mix until combined.
  • Add in your drained pasta and mix in with the sauce. Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1188IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2mg
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53 Comments

  1. Great alternative I’m prepping everything to make it now, but I feel the need to let you know that when preparing traditional vodka sauce the alcohol content is burned/cooked off leaving only the flavor. Your children would be perfectly safe!

    1. Thank you so much Gia for letting me know. This is useful information for myself and others that visit this blog post.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this for lunch today and it exceeded my expectations – so much flavor! This Gigi Hadid Viral Pasta Recipe would also be a perfect side dish to compliment any main course.Thank you for sharing these delicious recipes, Lama!

    1. Thank you so much for the recipe!
      I misread ​and used 2tbs of chilli flakes instead of 2tsp lol. It wasn’t that spicy for me who loves spicy food, so all good!
      I also added mushrooms. Yums.

      One question though, is the dish supposed to be really oily? Or is it because I used coconut oil instead of olive oil…

      1. LOL oh no! I wouldn’t mind all that spice either 🙂 coconut oil contains the higher levels of saturated fats compared to olive oil so that is why plus the added butter and cheese add more fat. Next time if you want to use coconut oil, try adding less (maybe by half the amount) so that it is not as oily!

    1. So happy you enjoyed this recipe as much as me and my family do! We make it like twice a month! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a review!

      -Lama

    1. Hi! That is in addition to the pasta water since it would only be a tablespoon of vodka if you decide to add it in. Add it in with the pasta water, butter, whipping cream ect 🙂 Let me know if you have any other questions!

  3. When cooking with alcohol, the alcohol gets neutralized by the heat so it leaves flavor not the drunk effect. Its fine to no wanna cook with it, i dont feel like it but just know its not going to harm anyone

    1. Hello there! Yes 🙂 I am aware that the alcohol goes through a chemical change. Thank you so much for that info since some don’t know this.