Skip to content
Vodka pasta recipe

Vodka pasta recipe

46 ratings

A speedy dish with a slight kick, this fiery number is ready in just 20 minutes, the perfect date night dinner if you're light on time. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 8 mins to prepare and 12 mins to cook
  • 709 calories / serving


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 60g diced chorizo
  • 4 round shallots, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced, deseeded if you like
  • 180g linguine
  • 40g tomato purée
  • 3 tbsp vodka
  • 80ml whipping cream
  • 1 lemon, zested 
  • 15g Parmesan, grated (optional)
  • 10g flat-leaf parsley, chopped
If you haven't got linguine, try using spaghetti instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    30g 43%
  • Saturates

    14g 71%
  • Sugars

    12g 13%
  • Salt

    1.4g 23%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 79.3g Protein 20g Fibre 6.1g


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a low-medium heat and cook the chorizo for 1-2 mins until it starts to release its oil. Add the shallots and cook for 5 mins until soft. Stir in the garlic and chilli, and cook for 1 min more.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta to pack instructions. Drain, reserving 125ml of the cooking water.
  3. Add the tomato purée to the shallot pan and stir well; cook for 1 min, then add the vodka and bubble for 20 secs. Pour in the cream, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 mins. Add the lemon zest and season well.
  4. Add the pasta to the sauce along with the reserved cooking water. Toss to coat, then bring to a simmer to heat through. Divide between 2 bowls and scatter with Parmesan, if you like, and parsley to serve.

See more Pasta recipes

You may also like

Be the first to comment

Before you comment please read our community guidelines.