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Gigi Hadid's Viral Pasta Recipe (without the vodka)2
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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!
Prep Time4 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: alla pasta recipe, gigi hadid pasta, gigi hadid vodka recipe, sauce recipe, spicy vodka sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Lama


  • 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: 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