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    Updated on Aug 15, 2020. Posted on Jun 11, 2020

    People On TikTok Are Obsessed With Cooking Vodka Sauce, So I Found The Best Recipe And Tried It For Myself

    From Gigi Hadid's recipe to Jon & Vinny's and Carbone's re-creations, I scoured TikTok until I found the perfect vodka sauce recipe!

    If you frequent TikTok, especially the food side of TikTok, you might have noticed a lot of people making pasta with vodka sauce from scratch. It began ~trending~ when Gigi Hadid posted her recipe on her Instagram story. Then, people began making Jon & Vinny's vodka pasta as well as Carbone vodka pasta — both restaurants are famous for the dish.

    When I stumbled across this vodka sauce recipe from @Jeremyscheck on TikTok, I was sold. I had to try it. In his video, he mentions that he's seen lots of users re-creating this pasta on TikTok but many are forgetting easy steps to make it "extra special." I was intrigued! I needed this extra special pasta IMMEDIATELY.

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    If you want the full recipe from Jeremy, check out the entire TikTok here.

    Jeremy is something of a pasta master on TikTok with more than 300K followers, so I knew this recipe was going to be bomb. First, he recommends frying off your spices in the olive oil to capture the flavor, so I did just that.

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    Next comes the tomato paste, garlic, vodka, and heavy cream. (Listen, I never said this recipe was going to be healthy.) While you're mixing this, you should be boiling your pasta noodles of choice.

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    As someone who has only had vodka sauce from a jar (I KNOW, SORRY), I wasn't used to reserving pasta water. I didn't see how it could make a difference — but oh boy, it does! Once your noodles are cooked al dente, you mix them in with your sauce and the reserved pasta water.

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    I was so proud of myself. Jarred pasta sauce NEVER looks like this. This homemade sauce coats the noodles so beautifully, giving them a thick and shiny texture that looks delectable.

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    The final touch was adding Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese to the top! I was practically drooling over this by the time I finished. And I was NOT disappointed! This sauce is flavorful, thick, and incredibly tasty. I went a bit heavy on the red pepper flakes so I really felt the spice, but it didn't take away from the dish at all.

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    Honestly? This is a perfect, easy, and savory meal to prepare with your significant other for a date night or your family if you want to try something new. You'll feel like you're getting that ~fancy~ meal without going to a restaurant.

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    I want to try more of Jeremy's pasta recipes, especially the cacio e pepe, so if you're interested in ~that kind of content~ leave a comment below, or follow Jeremy on TikTok!