Ohhhhh I just threw down the gauntlet, didn't I! 😂 My daughter first introduced me to Gigi Hadid's viral pasta alla vodka way back in 2020. And, don't get me wrong, it was good. In fact it was downright delicious. BUT, like with most recipes, I couldn't resist tweaking it a bit, and I think I came up with a pasta alla vodka that's better than Gigi's.
What makes this recipe better?
If you've been hanging out with me awhile, you'll know I'm a big believer in coaxing as much flavor out of ingredients as possible. Life's too short to eat bland boring food, right? I think the flavor could definitely be dialed up on the dish, so I added more garlic, used shallots instead and took a lot more time to cook the tomato paste. The longer it cooks, the deeper the color, and the deeper the color the better and richer the flavor.
You know what makes cooking so fun?
You could try this recipe and totally disagree! That's right, you make it, LOVE it (which I'm pretty darn sure you will!), and still like Gigi's version better. Our tastes are all different! You can make this with more garlic or less garlic, vodka or no vodka, small shells or penne or rigatoni, chicken or ground beef. Explore what tastes good do you and go full force in that direction!
I'd love to know what you think of the recipe, so when you make it please take a second and leave a review and comment!! Comments are so helpful not just to grow my blog, but to all the other visitors who scroll on through looking for ideas on what to cook for dinner!
Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Cooking, friends!