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creamy rigatoni alla vodka

Creamy Rigatoni alla Vodka

  • Author: vibingvegansblog
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Delicious, decadent, creamy pasta dish that will wow even your Italian nonna. It’s the perfect fresh pasta dinner that you’ll want to make again and again!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 lb rigatoni pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil*
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 10 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup Savory Cashew Cream
  • 1/4 cup vodka**
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth

Toppings (optional)

  • vegan parmesan
  • red pepper flakes
  • fresh basil or parsley


  1. Cook the rigatoni according to the ‘al dente’ instructions on the package.
  2. While the pasta cooks, start making the sauce. In a pan on medium heat, add olive oil. Once the oil is shimmering, add the tomatoes and garlic to the pan. Mix them around to coat then in oil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Start to gently burst the tomatoes using the back of a spoon or spatula
  4. Once all the tomatoes are bursted, mix in the tomato paste and cook for 3 minutes. Next add in the cashew cream, vodka, and broth. Simmer for another 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until the vodka is cooked off.
  5. Add the pasta to the sauce and mix! Serve warm and top with your favorites!


* can use water if you want to skip the oil

** can replace the vodka with vegetable broth!

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan, cashew cream, cream sauce, rigatoni, pasta, vodka