Gigi Hadid Pasta

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Here’s my spin on the viral Gigi Hadid Pasta recipe! This creamy spicy vodka sauce pasta recipe without vodka is easy to make and delivers big bold flavors.

gigi hadid pasta no vodka garnished with fresh basil
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Why You’ll Love It

  • Super easy to make.
  • Rich and flavorful.
  • Makes a great filling main dish.
  • The spice level can be adjusted to suit your own tastes.
  • It’s a beautiful dish that’s certain to please your family and guests alike!
  • Naturally soy and nut-free, and easily made gluten-free, vegan, or dairy-free.
rich creamy shells coated in a spicy vodka pasta sauce without vodka

What is Gigi Hadid’s Pasta Called?

The pasta recipe that went viral in Gigi Hadid’s Instagram stories and other social channels is an Italian dish more commonly known as spicy pasta alla vodka or pasta with spicy vodka sauce. However, Gigi Hadid’s spicy vodka pasta recipe is made without vodka.

viral gigi hadid pasta sans vodka in a white ceramic bowl garnished with basil and parmesan cheese

What are the Ingredients for Gigi Hadid’s Pasta?

Pasta: Penne is a traditional choice for a dish such as this, but shell pasta works great, too! You can use conventional, gluten-free or even a protein-rich plant-based pasta like chickpea or lentil pasta, too!

Olive oil: This is a great recipe for using that high-quality extra virgin olive oil you stowed away.

Fresh garlic: Fresh garlic tastes best in this recipe, but in a pinch, you can swap it out for a touch of garlic powder instead.

Onion: Gigi’s original recipe uses shallot. White, yellow or red onion can be used here.

Tomato paste: This recipe uses half a cup of tomato paste, so you won’t want to skip out on this essential ingredient.

Heavy cream: Heavy cream is the traditional choice, but you can also use half and half or even whole milk in a pinch. If vegan or dairy-free, use coconut cream instead.

Red pepper flakes: This is the spicy part of this spicy pasta recipe. Adjust to suit your tastes or omit if needed.

Butter: This really pulls the dish together. Either salted or unsalted butter works, as you will be salting to taste. If vegan or dairy-free, use plant-based butter or extra olive oil.

Shredded parmesan cheese: This adds additional creaminess and flavor, but is an optional ingredient. If vegan or dairy-free, simply omit or use a vegan parmesan cheese alternative.

Salt and pepper: You’ll be adding these toward the end of cooking time for that extra flavor boost.

Fresh basil leaves: Gigi uses fresh chopped basil in her recipe. In the traditional Italian version, you will sometimes find parsley and/or oregano used instead. But essentially, any fresh herbs work well as a finishing touch!

close up shot of spicy pasta recipe

How Do You Make Gigi Hadid Pasta Without Vodka?

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  1. 5 stars
    This may be my new favorite Pasta dish! I am so in love with the fact that you get the same bright flavors without using the vodka. Your suggestion to use coconut cream was spot on! Thanks for another great recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Love that this was made without the vodka – I found that the sauce was still really balanced and delicious! Thanks for a great recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    I had heard about this pasta and had my chance to try it last night using your recipe — soooo super delish! Will make it again!

  4. 5 stars
    Oh yum! Such a fun spin on the recipe. All of these flavors sound absolutely fantastic and so easy too.

  5. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner. My kids fell in love with this dish. Can’t wait to make it again.

  6. 5 stars
    What a great recipe! The combination of the spicy, creamy sauce with the tender pasta is out of this world. Another winner from Moon and Spoon and Yum!

  7. 5 stars
    Omg this pasta was so delicious!! It was rich and satisfying, and my whole family loved it!