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    Gigi Hadid Pasta (Spicy Pasta Alla Vodka)

    If you ask me “What is Gigi Hadid Pasta?” Simple… Pasta made by Gigi Hadid, which broke the internet when it went viral on Instagram and TikTok.

    Look closely, and you will be equally as amazed as me. It’s the same delicious creamy and cheesy pasta alla vodka, with a slight makeover – it gets pleasantly spiked with heat from red chili flakes.

    I love pasta, I love vodka and I love spicy. So here we go… Gigi Hadid Pasta for dinner tonight.

    What is Gigi Hadid Pasta? A delicious creamy and cheesy pasta alla vodka with a dash of spice.

    This restaurant quality meal is so delicious that you will be eating the sauce as it cooks, before even adding the pasta. It’s that good.

    This one is a nice welcome when taking a break from meat and going meatless for a night. But then again, I can see some kind of protein going so, so good in this pasta.

    What is this Viral Recipe?

    Honestly, I didn’t know who Gigi Hadid was before I come face to face with this creamy vodka pasta. Apparently, she turns out to be a model who loves to cook.

    A few months back, she cooked this vodka pasta and posted a recipe on an Instagram story and people all over the internet can’t stop talking how good this twist on traditional Pasta alla Vodka is.

    Vodka sauce in itself is so delicious. It’s rich, creamy, tomatoee… Now imagine it gets a tad bit of spicy kick. It’s just too much to handle, you keep on eating till you lick off the last of that yummy sauce.

    You can make this with vodka like the original recipe for vodka sauce, or go sans vodka like Gigi (she didn’t use it in hers, but I highly recommend using it if you have some).

    This pasta happens fast. In 30 minutes dinner is ready and will be loved by the whole family. I say it definitely lives up to the hype.

    Serving of this creamy vodka pasta in a white bowl.

    Ingredients Needed

    • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – I love EVOO for depth of flavor in any sauce.
    • Shallots or Onion – Shallots are just a fancier version of onions, so use any available.
    • Garlic – By now you know my love of garlic.
    • Tomato Paste – If you want the concentrated flavor of tomato, this is must.
    • Vodka – The ethanol in the vodka acts as an emulsifier, allowing everything to combine together nicely.
    • Heavy Cream – This is what makes the sauce irresistibly creamy and luscious. No substitutes can truly replicate its richness.
    • Red Chili Flakes – Adjust to your heat tolerance. I love it spicy.
    • Parmesan Cheese – Use freshly grated parmesan. Trust me, it’s a game-changer!
    • Butter – I know its more calories, but so worth it here.
    • Pasta – I am using orecchiette today. You can use any short pasta shape that’s good at holding sauce. Think rigatoni, orecchiette, penne pasta, bow ties or even macaroni. Some days, to make it heartier, you can use ravioli or tortellini.
    • Fresh Parsley – For garnish.
    Overhead shot of Gigi Hadid Pasta in a metal skillet.

    How to Make Gigi Hadid Pasta

    1. Cook the pasta: I start by boiling the pasta in salted water (I use one teaspoon of salt) in a large pot. I cook the pasta according to the package instructions until it’s al dente.

    2. Sauté the aromatics: While the pasta is cooking, I heat some olive oil in a large skillet and sauté chopped shallots or onions for about 10 minutes until they’re nicely translucent and start to brown. Then, I add in the garlic and sauté it for a minute.

    3. Create the sauce: Next, I add in the tomato paste and cook it for 5 minutes. Then, I stir in the vodka and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes. After that, I add in the cream along with some chili flakes and stir everything until it turns into a smooth, creamy sauce. To finish, I season it with salt and pepper and mix in some Parmesan cheese until everything is well combined.

    Cooking the sauce in a skillet.

    4. Finish the dish: I pour in some pasta water and give it a good mix. By this time, I bet you’re tasting your spicy vodka pasta sauce like crazy, it’s so good. Then, I stir in the cooked pasta along with some butter and mix everything well to combine.

    Adding the pasta into the sauce.

    5. Serve: Now all that remains is to dish it out and garnish it with some parsley and dash of red chili flakes if you desire more heat.

    That’s it… There you go… your NEW favorite pasta from now on!!

    Skillet full of the final product.

    Alpana’s Tips

    • Do not forget to reserve about a cup of the pasta water while it’s cooking. It adds great flavor, and a necessary starchy component to the dish. This pasta water also helps if your creamy vodka sauce becomes too thick after adding the pasta. You can adjust the consistency of the sauce by adding this reserved pasta water. 
    • Keep stirring the tomato paste frequently during its cooking time to prevent it from sticking to the pan and burning.
    • I always use freshly grated parmesan cheese. Pre shredded contains additives that prevent it from melting properly.
    • Make it just as spicy as you like it. Add chili flakes little at a time. Taste and adjust accordingly.
    • Taste and adjust. Before serving, taste the sauce and adjust seasonings as necessary.

    Serving Suggestions

    It goes great with a side salad such as our Avocado Tomato Pesto Salad, or with veggies such as Green Beans Almondine or Grilled Zucchini.

    You can also serve it as a mac and cheese like side, along with Baked Pork ChopsGrilled Chicken or BBQ Ribs.

    A small white bowl full of this spicy vodka pasta.

    Some Variations

    • Add in some protein. I cooked this with precooked chicken the other day. It was delicious. You can also use sautéed chicken, shrimp, scallops or sausage.
    • I like to play with the cheese. Try asiago, burrata, romano or provolone for a little flavor variation.
    • You can add in some veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms, peas or asparagus to bulk it up.
    • Not into spicy? Try our traditional Vodka Sauce.
    Extreme close up of this dish.

    SO, Are you going to try this tonight? You must get on this newest pasta trend. Once you try it, you’ll see why it went viral on social media…

    Try my spicy take on this Spicy Pasta alla Vodka for dinner tonight… Gigi Hadid’s Pasta recipe. It’s finger licking delicious… Have fun!!

    Gigi Hadid Pasta, on our Gypsy Plate… enjoy!

    Bowl of Gigi Hadid pasta atop the Gypsy Plate.

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    Ground Chicken Pasta
    Jambalaya Pasta
    Creamy Sausage Pasta
    Clam Linguine
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    Gigi Hadid pasta.

    Gigi Hadid Pasta (Spicy Pasta Alla Vodka)

    Yield: 4 servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 25 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    What is Gigi Hadid Pasta? A delicious creamy and cheesy pasta alla vodka with a dash of spice.


    • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 shallots or 1 small onion, chopped
    • 4-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • ½ cup tomato paste
    • 3 Tbsp vodka
    • 1.5 cups heavy cream
    • 2 tsp red chili flakes
    • ½ tsp black pepper
    • Salt, to taste
    • ½ cup parmesan cheese
    • 2 Tbsp butter
    • 8oz orecchiette pasta
    • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


    1. Boil pasta according to directions on package, adding 1 tsp salt to the water. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta water for later use in the sauce.
    2. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add shallots or onions and sauté until they start to change color.
    3. Add in garlic and sauté for a minute.
    4. Stir in tomato paste and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
    5. Add in vodka and cook for 2-3 minutes.
    6. Stir in cream along with red chili flakes, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth.
    7. Add cheese and reserved pasta water. Cook for a minute.
    8. Stir in pasta and butter. Garnish with fresh parsley.


      1. Any short pasta shape that’s good at holding sauce. Think rigatoni, orecchiette, penne pasta, bow ties or even macaroni.
      2. No tomato paste? In a pinch you can use a can of tomatoes.
      3. If you don’t have shallots, you can use any regular onion.
      4. Make sure your heavy cream is at room temperature before adding it to the skillet. This helps in smoothly incorporating it into the sauce.
      5. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Simply reheat on the stovetop over medium heat or in the microwave with a few tablespoons of water. Freezing is not recommended.

    Nutrition Information
    Yield 4 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 818Total Fat 69gSaturated Fat 30gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 35gCholesterol 127mgSodium 466mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 4gSugar 9gProtein 12g

    Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    Welcome to GypsyPlate! I'm Alpana, former wordwide tour manager and professional caterer, now full time blogger. I love exploring cuisines from around the world, and my recipes have been featured on sites such as MSN, Parade, Brit + Co, CNET and AOL. You can explore my entire collection of sortable recipes in my Recipe Index or learn more about me here.

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