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Vegan Rigatoni Alla Vodka

This Vegan Rigatoni Alla Vodka has a creamy, spicy sauce that warms up your heart. Top with some vegan cashew cheese or nutritional yeast for a bit of nutty flavor! 

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Vegan Rigatoni Alla Vodka
Vegan Rigatoni Alla Vodka
Vegan Rigatoni Alla Vodka

Vegan Rigatoni Alla Vodka

Emily Kate Johnston
A creamy & spicy sauce using coconut cream, crushed red pepper and vodka, because, why not?
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 235 kcal

Equipment

  • Deep Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium yellow onion⠀
  • 6 cloves garlic ⠀
  • 1 tsp salt⠀
  • 1 tsp red pepper ⠀ crushed
  • 1.5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil ⠀
  • 14 oz tomato paste ⠀
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns⠀ crushed
  • 1 oz vodka⠀
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves optional⠀
  • 1 tbsp cashew cheeze I used @uprisefoods nooch it
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream make sure to carefully scoop out of can so as not to use the liquid
  • 226 grams rigatoni

Instructions
 

  • First, Fill pasta pot with heavily salted water and bring to a boil, add in pasta while preparing other ingredients.
  • Now dice the onion and mince the garlic.
  • Next, heat olive oil in deep pan, add in the onion and garlic and stir until onion turns translucent and golden.⠀
  • Then add tomato paste and red pepper, stir in covering onions. Cook until paste turns from red to brown.⠀
  • Add the vodka slowly and incorporate fully, reduce to a low heat to simmer.
  • Next, carefully scoop out 1/4 cup of pasta water, then add ¾ cup of coconut cream and mix in a measuring cup to make a creamy sauce.⠀
  • Now slowly add to pan until blended.
  • After that, transfer cooked rigatoni straight from pot into the deep pan, add 1/2 cup of pasta water slowly incorporating whilst keeping a smooth and glossy consistency (make sure to add slowly so as not to make the sauce watery).
  • Now season with salt and transfer to plates.
  • Finally, top with cashew cheeze, crushed red pepper, crushed black peppercorns and fresh basil.
  • Enjoy 😉
Keyword basil, cashew cheeze, coconut cream, extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, peppercorns, red pepper flakes, rigatoni, tomato paste, vodka, yellow onion

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