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Gigi Hadid's Viral Pasta Recipe (without the vodka)2

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

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!
5 from 51 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 640 kcal


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  • 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


  • 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!





Calories: 640kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 15gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 340mgPotassium: 488mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1188IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 164mgIron: 2mg
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