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spicy vegan vodka pasta

Vegan Spicy Vodka Pasta

This vegan spicy vodka pasta recipe is the perfect creamy, comforting lunch or dinner. It is made with cashew cream. sauteed onions, garlic, tomato paste, nutritional yeast, vegan cheese, and of course vodka. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins


  • 16 oz rigatoni or other pasta of choice
  • 1 cup cashew cream
  • 1/2 cup oat milk
  • 1 white onion, thinley diced
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 cup vegan shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add the butter to a medium skillet and heat on medium-low heat. Add in the finely chopped white onion and minced garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions start to caramelize.
  • Add in the vodka, cashew cream, and oat milk. Allow the sauce to simmer on low heat.
  • Add your pasta to a pot and bring to a boil. Allow to cook. Once pasta is done cooking, drain the water while reserving 1 cup for the sauce.
  • Add the cup of pasta water to the sauce. Add in the red pepper flakes, oregano, nutritional yeast, and vegan cheese. Continue to stir and cook the sauce until the cheese has completely melted. If the sauce needs to be thinned add in more pasta water or oat milk.
  • Serve the pasta and enjoy!