Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

Every time I make this. I get a compliment on how good it is. Never any left overs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium sauce pan, heat oil until hot. Add garlic and saute until golden brown.
  2. Add tomato sauce, salt, red pepper, black pepper, and basil.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.
  4. Add heavy cream and vodka. Stir to mix and cook for a few minutes.
  5. Boil rigatoni according to package instructions (do not overcook).
  6. In a mixing bowl, combine drained pasta with cream sauce. Mix thoroughly. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with grated cheese, bacon, and parsley.
  7. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I made this last night for my family. I added Italian Sausage and some Shallots to the recipe. It was a HIT!! I will definitely be making this again for additional family and friends!

She cooks 1985 December 08, 2013

It was quick & easy to make it also tasted very good no left overs we knocked it out. I will continue to make this. Thank you for sharing

Midwest John March 21, 2010

I made this today. I like to try recipes as written the first time but the 1 Tablespoon of salt sounds like a lot to me so I used 1 teaspoon of salt and it was perfect. No leftovers I have a new favorite now. Will make again and again! Thanks

marg322moo October 22, 2009