Pasta lovers rejoice! This easy Gigi Hadid pasta is everything you searched for in a comfort recipe. It’s effortless to make, creamy, satisfying, and ready in no time. The luscious tomato sauce is so good—everyone will lick the bowl.
Whether you follow the famous model Gigi Hadid on Instagram or not, the fact remains clear – she made a seriously tasty pasta recipe that the Internet still raves about.
Titled Gigi Hadid Pasta, this recipe is actually an adaptation of a good old spicy vodka pasta. You might have even tried it already.
If not, you’re in for a treat. This easy vodka pasta recipe is the epitome of comfort food. It combines simple ingredients like onions, garlic, and tomato pasta, including unexpected ingredients like vodka. What? It’s a spicy vodka pasta, after all.
However, don’t worry if you don’t have vodka. This ingredient can be skipped without compromising the flavor.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Perfect for busy weeknights and special occasions: This Gidi Hadid spicy pasta cooks fast and will satisfy hungry bellies on busy weeknights. That being said, the pasta looks festive and can also be a fantastic date-night meal.
Versatile: This Gigi Hadid pasta is versatile and allows you to add more ingredients depending on what you have in your fridge or pantry.
Family favorite: Everyone loves this simple pasta in a spicy vodka sauce. Are you cooking for kids? Omit the vodka. Are you feeding a crowd? Double or triple the ingredients so all family members can enjoy this delicious Gigi Hadid spicy vodka pasta recipe.
To make this incredible Gigi Hadid pasta recipe, you will need simple ingredients that you might already have available in your kitchen.
Pasta: For this pasta vodka recipe, we will use rigatoni pasta. Its shape helps the vodka sauce cling inside the tube, making every bite flavor-packed and delicious.
Extra virgin olive oil: The foundation of the spicy vodka soup; you will use it for sauteing the onion and garlic.
Shallot: Finely minced and sauteed, it adds a subtle sweet and savory flavor and enhances the taste of the sauce.
Garlic: Pungent with a mild spicy kick, garlic is a classic ingredient of all tomato-based sauces.
Tomato paste: The backbone of a spicy vodka sauce, tomato paste adds a concentrated tomato flavor to the sauce and thickens it.
Vodka: You will need it to enhance the flavor of other ingredients in the sauce and help make the sauce smoother.
Heavy whipping cream: A splash of cream makes the sauce creamy and addictive.
Chilli flakes: A pinch of chili adds heat to the sauce yet contributes to the overall flavor profile.
Parmesan cheese: The star ingredient of the sauce, it makes it rich, creamy, and very aromatic.
Butter: A final touch for achieving a perfectly creamy and smooth vodka sauce.
Salt: Essential for seasoning, it enhances all flavors in this Gigi Hadid pasta.
Parsley: It adds a pop of color to the sauce while complementing the other ingredients.
Start by adding a pasta of your choice to a large pot with salted boiling water. You will need one tablespoon of salt per 4 quarts of water. Cook the pasta according to the cooking instructions.
While your pasta is cooking, prepare the spicy vodka sauce. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan and over medium heat. Add minced shallot and saute for 4 minutes until it is fragrant and soft. Then, add the garlic and cook, stirring for an additional minute, making sure the garlic doesn’t burn.
Stir in tomato paste and cook it for 1 minute. It’s best to work with a wooden or silicone spatula.
Pour in the vodka (if you use it), heavy cream, chili flakes, and salt, and cook for three more minutes until the vodka sauce is smooth.
Next, add grated Parmesan cheese and butter and stir until the Parmesan melts.
Once pasta is ready, drain it in a colander, reserving ½ cup of pasta cooking water.
Add pasta to a pot with spicy vodka sauce and toss to combine. Add ¼ cup of reserved pasta water to thin out the sauce and achieve a perfectly creamy pasta.
If necessary, add more reserved pasta cooking water.
Adjust salt and pepper, sprinkle the pasta with chopped parsley, and serve immediately.
Pasta: For a healthier meal, use whole wheat pasta variety. It contains some protein and fiber, which may help maintain insulin levels.
Cream: To lower the fat content, opt for half and half or light cream instead of a regular cream.
Cheese: Although viral Gigi Hadid pasta sauce uses Parmesan cheese, you replace it with pecorino romano or asiago cheese. They have a distinctive flavor that works beautifully in tomato-based sauces.
Shallot: Replace it with a small yellow or white onion.
Make it creamier and cheesier: Don’t be shy about adding more Parmesan cheese. The recommended ¼ cup is just a suggestion. For the ultimate cheesy flavor, stir in another ¼ cup of Parmesan. If you plan to add more cheese, go easy on the salt since the cheese is already quite salty.
Although this vodka pasta recipe traditionally uses heavy cream, there’s nothing wrong with experimenting and adding a dollop of mascarpone or spreadable cheese. Adding extra cheese will make the sauce creamier and more decadent.
Add some vegetables: Gigi Hadid’s pasta is delicious; however, if you have any leftover veggies sitting in your fridge, you can use them in this recipe. Vegetables that pair with tomato-based sauces are zucchini, spinach, broccoli, olives, mushrooms, and bell peppers. If you add these vegetables, don’t forget first to saute them in olive oil until they’re soft and fragrant.
Add some protein: Add some of your favorite protein, such as grilled chicken, Cajun shrimp, or thin beef strips, for a non-vegetarian pasta option. These options work great with tomato-based sauces.
Go gluten-free: If you avoid gluten, choose gluten-free pasta varieties such as brown rice or corn pasta. Depending on the type of pasta, the cooking times may vary.
Adjust the heat: If you like spicy food, you might want to adjust the seasoning and add another ¼ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes or even more.
If you have leftover pasta, storing it is very easy. You can enjoy this Gigi Hadid pasta for several days with a few simple steps.
To Store: Make sure to cool the pasta with sauce completely. Put the leftover pasta in the airtight container and store it in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
To Reheat: Add pasta to a skillet and a splash of vegetable broth or milk and reheat on medium heat until the pasta is warm and the sauce looks creamy and smooth. You can add more broth to thin out the spicy vodka sauce.
To Freeze: Since the sauce contains dairy, I don’t recommend freezing it because it will separate when frozen and thawed.
You can enjoy this easy and spicy Gigi Hadid pasta in various ways:
- For a hearty and satisfying meal, pair it with a fresh green salad. The crispiness of the leaves will cut through the richness of the spicy vodka sauce.
- If you make this Gigi Hadid pasta for a special occasion like a date night or relaxing weekend meal, add a glass of red wine like Merlot and a creamy dessert. I recommend homemade chocolate eclairs or a fruity lemon curd cake.
- This spicy vodka pasta recipe also makes a fantastic work lunch. Pack it in the leakproof food container and enjoy it during your lunch break.
Gigi Gadid Pasta FAQs
How do you make Gigi Hadid pasta without vodka?
No vodka – no problem. You can omit this ingredient. Your spicy Gigi Hadid pasta will still be delicious.
How spicy is Gigi Hadid pasta?
It is moderately spicy; however, you can always add more or less red pepper flakes to suit your taste.
Can I make this recipe vegan?
Making this pasta recipe vegan is easy with a few simple substitutions. The fastest way to replace heavy cream would be to use a mix of coconut milk and any other unsweetened plant-based milk. I like combining both since coconut milk alone can have a robust coconut-y flavor, but almond or soy milk (whichever you choose) can cut through some coconut-y flavor.
Another option is to use cashew cream, which you can easily make by boiling ½ cup of chickpeas for 5 minutes and then processing them in a high-speed blender with ½ cup water until the sauce is creamy and smooth.
Substitute regular Parmesan with vegan parmesan cheese found in many grocery stores in the vegan foods aisle.
How can I make this pasta gluten-free?
You can make this Gigi Hadid pasta gluten-free by using gluten-free pasta such as rice or corn.
What type of pasta should I use to make this Gigi Hadid Pasta?
In this recipe, you can use any pasta that you like. This recipe uses rigatoni pasta; however, penne or shells also work here.
No matter the occasion, this Gigi Hadid pasta recipe will deliver. It’s easy, quick, and so delicious.
Gigi Hadid Pasta (Quick And Easy Recipe)
- 8 Ounces pasta such as Rigatoni
- 2 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 shallot small, chopped
- 2 Cloves garlic finely minced
- ¼ Cup tomato paste
- 1 Tablespoon vodka optional
- ½ Cup heavy cream
- 1 Teaspoon chili flakes
- ¼ Cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- ½ Teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoon parsley for garnish
- Cook pasta in a pot of salted boiling water.
- Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a medium saucepan and over a medium heat. Add shallot and saute for 4 minutes until it softens. Add garlic and cook for one more minute.
- Stir in tomato paste and cook it for 1 minute.
- Pour in the vodka, heavy cream, chili flakes, and salt, and cook for three more minutes until the vodka sauce is smooth.
- Add Parmesan and butter and stir until Parmesan melts.
- Once pasta is ready, drain it in a colander, reserving ½ cup of pasta cooking water.
- Add pasta to a pot with spicy vodka sauce and toss to combine. Add ¼ cup of pasta cooking water to thin out the sauce and achieve a perfectly creamy pasta.
- If necessary, add more pasta cooking water.
- Adjust salt and pepper, sprinkle Gigi Pasta with chopped parsley, and serve immediately.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you’re using with each recipe.