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Delectable Rigatoni and Tomato Pasta with Vodka

Classic Rigatoni and Tomato Pasta with Vodka

Delectable Rigatoni and Tomato Pasta with Vodka

 Think outside the box when it comes to vodka with this delicious pasta dish.


Snow Leopard Vodka have always been firm believers that our noble spirit is more than just a terrific tipple. Whilst we highly recommend enjoying ‘on the rocks’ or in one of our signature cocktails, it is also delectable in pasta.


Thanks to Jennifer at Seasons and Suppers for this delicious take on a Classic Rigatoni and Tomato dish:




Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 45 min


Number of servings: 4





450 g. / 1 lb. Rigatoni pasta


1 cup diced pancetta


1 cup diced green onions, green part only, plus more for garnish


1/4-1/2 tsp. Crushed Red Chili flakes


1/3 cup vodka


28 oz. can San Marzano or other good quality canned tomatoes, drained, reserving liquid


2 tbsp. butter


1 tsp. sugar


1/4 cup heavy (35% whipping) cream


Salt and pepper, to taste


Freshly grated Parmesan and additional diced green onion, for garnish





Boil a large pot of water and salt generously. Add pasta and cook until al dente.


Meanwhile, drain your canned tomatoes and set aside/reserve the liquid. Break the tomatoes up with your hand and discard any tough ends. Dice your pancetta and green onions and set aside.


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook pancetta until browned. Add green onions and cook, stirring, until softened and starting to brown (there should be a bit of fat from the pancetta in the pan, but if not, add a bit of butter). Add the chili flakes and cook briefly. Add vodka and cook off until only a few tablespoons of the vodka remains. Add the tomatoes and about half of the reserved tomato liquid.


Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add the butter, sugar and salt and pepper, to taste. Add the cream and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low until pasta is ready.


When pasta is cooked, drain and return to pot. Add sauce and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. If necessary, add some remaining reserved tomato liquid to loosen the sauce.


Serve with additional fresh diced green onion and Parmesan.


We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.



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