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Spicy Rigatoni Alla Vodka

  • Author: Mortadella Head
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


We know there are thousands of versions of Carbone’s spicy rigatoni recipe. You’ve probably seen about 4 thousand TikToks on it. But we are confident this is the BEST one. Our secret? A delicious sauce… and broccoli rabe!


Units Scale

1 lb rigatoni

2 cups marinara sauce

1/3 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup Calabrian chili peppers finely diced

1/4 cup grated Romano cheese

12 oz prosciutto, sliced thin

1/2 cup broccoli rabe

1/4 cup garlic

1/2 cup fresh mozzarella

3 tbsp vodka

2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Boil pasta until al dente in a large pot of salted water, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon and saving a cup of the pasta water.
  2. Hit your pan with some olive oil and garlic, seasoned with salt and pepper. Let garlic toast up.
  3. Once garlic is warmed, toss in prosciutto. Let cook down.
  4. Hit pan with Calabrian chili peppers and broccoli rabe. Let cook.
  5. Toss in your vodka, and let it soak into the other ingredients.
  6. Add tomato sauce and heavy cream, let simmer together until combined.
  7. Add cooked rigatoni to the pan with grated Romano cheese.
  8. Toss together until pasta is completely coated with spicy pink vodka sauce.
  9. Add fresh mozzarella to the pan, and toss it in the oven for about two minutes or until cheese melts.
  10. Enjoy the most delicious pasta you will ever eat.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Boiling and cooking
  • Cuisine: Italian American

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