4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

Luscious, creamy vodka sauce gets into every nook and cranny of the spiral-shaped cavatappi. You can also use fusilli or penne.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

Step 2

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cover and cook 3 minutes or until tender. Add tomato sauce; simmer, partially covered, 8 minutes or until thick. Combine flour and water, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add flour mixture to pan; cook 1 minute. Add half-and-half, milk, vodka, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Stir in cheese. Reduce heat to low; cook 3 minutes or until cheese melts, stirring frequently. Add pasta; toss to coat. Sprinkle with basil.

Ratings & Reviews

Killer Pasta

October 13, 2015
I've been making this for years.  It's incredible!

krazykate61682's Review

January 13, 2014
This recipe is so good - I can't believe it's a light recipe. 2 oz of pasta per person is MORE than enough. I served it with a salad and light garlic bread. Also, I used penne because my ghetto super market doesn't have cavatappi. Mmmmmm!

amhfalko's Review

April 30, 2012

krisatkin's Review

August 26, 2011
I have used this recipe for years now. My whole family LOVES it! The sauce is so creamy and delicious. I use chicken broth instead of vodka and it turns out fabulous every time. I also grill a couple of chicken sausages and throw in with the pasta and sauce. Very warm and comforting. One of my all time favorites.