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Spaghetti Alla Vodka Recipe

Spaghetti alla Vodka

Spaghetti Alla Vodka

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • Instant Pot Multi Pressure Cooker


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 75 ml vodka
  • 240 g uncooked spaghetti
  • ½ tsp red chili flakes
  • 600 ml water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 120 ml double cream
  • 110 g Pecorino Romano cheese grated
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves torn into small pieces


  • Put the butter in the pot and select Sauté. When the butter has melted, add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring frequently, until it begins to brown about 1 minute.
  • Add the tomatoes and vodka and simmer for 1 minute to boil off some of the alcohol. Press Cancel.
  • Add the spaghetti (you may need to snap in half), red chilli flakes and water, plus the salt and pepper, then use a wooden spoon to deglaze the base of the inner pot.
  • Secure the lid and select the Pressure Cook function and adjust to Low pressure for 6 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is up, quick release the pressure and remove the lid.
  • Add the cream and stir to combine. Let the pasta stand in the pot, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow the sauce to thicken.
  • Stir the cheese and basil into the pasta and season with more salt and black pepper.
Keyword Instant Pot, vegetarian
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