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Gigi Hadid pasta recipe in a shallow bowl on top of a linen cloth with a fork to the side.

Gigi Hadid Pasta

Krista Stechman
This spicy vodka pasta has a luscious creamy sauce that is a little sweet and has a kick! This is Gigi Hadid viral pasta recipe from 2020.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 800 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup green onion sliced very thin, white part only
  • 3 cloves garlic large cloves, minced
  • cup tomato paste
  • ¼ cup vodka
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾ oz fresh basil

Pasta

  • 4 qt water boiling
  • tt kosher salt add enough to the water to make it taste like salt water
  • 1 drizzle olive oil
  • 1 lb medium pasta shells

Instructions
 

Making the Sauce

  • Heat a large stock pot with 4 qt. of water, salt and oil over high heat until boiling
  • Meanwhile heat a large sauté pan over low heat and add the green onions. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add in the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 20 seconds
  • Add tomato paste, turn the heat up to low-medium and cook for 4-5 minutes stirring frequently until it starts to get darker and caramelized
  • Pour in the vodka and stir then whisk in the heavy cream. Bring to a simmer for 4 minutes
  • Stir in the crushed red pepper, salt and black pepper
  • Turn the heat off and stir in the butter

Making the Pasta

  • Once the water is boiling add the pasta and cook according to package instructions
  • Reserve 1 cup of pasta water then drain the pasta
  • Add the pasta plus ½ cup pasta water to the sauce pan. Stir well
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese. Top with fresh basil and serve! Add more parmesan cheese on top if you'd like

Notes

  • Save the pasta water! Don't skip this part. The salty pasta water really adds body and helps the sauce stick to the pasta. It helps thicken the sauce too because of the starch in the water.
  • You can make Gigi Hadid Pasta with or without vodka. You can simply leave the vodka out of the recipe, it will still be delicious. Or if you want to replace it with something you can do a 1:1 ratio of lemon juice to either white grape juice or apple juice.
  • If you're not able to find medium pasta shells you can use any pasta that will catch a lot of sauce. These are going to be pastas with shallow bowl shapes, nooks or ridges. Some examples are Cavatelli, Penne, Rigatoni, Bowtie and Campanelle.
  • If you can get your hands on fresh pasta, use that! Otherwise dried works just fine.
  • Serve Gigi Hadid Pasta right away! It's best hot and fresh out of the pan.

Nutrition

Calories: 800kcalCarbohydrates: 92gProtein: 18gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 843mgPotassium: 596mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2023IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 3mg
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