One-Pot Spicy Vodka Pasta with Burrata

Dinner, One-Pot Meals, Quick and Easy, The Holidays, Winter

One-Pot Spicy Vodka Sauce with Burrata from Adrianna Adarme on Vimeo.

Whenever it gets cold and blustering outside, the number one thing that I always crave is a big bowl of warm pasta. It’s like a hug in a bowl. This one is particularly special because it’s made in one-pot (seriously, no needing to boil water!), using my favorite All-Clad pot that I got from Macy’s.

For this post, I teamed up with Macy’s Wedding Registry to show you a few of my favorite products. This All-Clad pot is so dreamy; it fits everything from arroz con pollo to my favorite big batch pasta. It’s also pretty enough to go from stove to table, which is always a plus.

A few years ago, after being super skeptical of the one-pot pasta trend, I decided to make one. I was hesitant, but after a few successes, I was a changed woman. But, I have to say, whenever I begin making one, that doubt shows up. Will there be enough liquid? Will it be too liquid-y? Is boiling pasta really THAT difficult?

The answer is that it’s not, but it’s still really nice to throw everything in the pot and set a timer and then watch tv or fold laundry or simply look through your phone. It’s casual!

The recipe does have some very simple prep of chopping up onions, garlic and basil. I used this super sharp and lovely set of knives from Chicago Cutlery. After the onion and garlic are sautéed, the liquids are added (chicken broth and water). And then, I added the pasta from my kate spade new york All in Good Taste containers that are super cute.

This dish is spicy but feel free to scale back the crushed red pepper flakes to make it on the more mild side. At the very end, the cream and butter are mixed in to thicken it in this really lovely way. I like to add the burrito burrata to the top just before serving. The contrast of very warm pasta to cold burrata is really lovely.

After dinner, I made a cappuccino with my favorite Nespresso machine and ate a few macarons. Day made!

One-Pot Spicy Vodka Pasta with Burrata

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Serving Size: 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, peeled and minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt 
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, plus more as garnish
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 
  • 1 cup vodka 
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 pound cavatappi pasta , or pasta of choice
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces  burrata cheese
  • A few basil leaves, as garnish


  • In a medium Dutch oven, set over medium heat, add the olive oil. When warm, add the garlic and onion; cook until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the tomatoes, vodka, salt and crushed red pepper. Give it a good stir and bring the mixture to a simmer; cook until the vodka cooks out, about 10 minutes. 
  • Mix in the chicken stock, water and pasta. Bring the liquid to a boil and then set your timer to 7 minutes, stirring it every so often. 
  • At the 7-minute mark, taste the pasta. If it needs a bit more time, set a timer for a minute or so. Then turn the heat off. Stir in the heavy cream and allow the pasta to stand for a minute. This allows the pasta to soak up any of the residual liquid. Give it a taste and adjust the salt to your liking. Divide amongst bowls and top with a few pieces of burrata, a pinch of crushed red pepper, and some minced basil. 
Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Spicy Vodka Pasta with Burrata
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Reply LISA STEELE December 3, 2018 at 5:20 am

    You had me at burrata! I can’t wait to try this and I’m going to check out that pretty frying pan as well! Also, big corgi fan – in fact that’s the reason I bought your book The Year of Cozy! The corgi photos grabbed my attention as I was flipping through your book at Barnes & Noble one day… which led me to your blog.

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  • Reply Caitlin Wallace December 3, 2018 at 7:54 am

    That All-Clad pot was my FAVORITE wedding gift. It has a space in the cabinets, but it really just lives on my stovetop because I use it nearly every day.

  • Reply tina/mormormedstiletter December 3, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Mmmmmmm – looks SO nice and tasty:-)

  • Reply CJ | A Well-Read Tart December 3, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Any pasta smothered in vodka sauce is my FAVORITE. I love that this is all done in one pot. Makes living the pasta life so much easier. 😀

  • Reply Kate Brown December 7, 2018 at 11:42 am

    does this recipe translate to a crock pot??? Haven’t purchased my Insatpot yet..Still doing some research.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme December 7, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      Hi Kate, This doesn’t use an Instant Pot–just a regular pot. Thanks!

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  • Reply Jeff Winett December 9, 2018 at 9:16 am

    One of my favorite recipes of all time, and now thanks to you, a version for”one pot”. Very excited here. I’ve got 2 questions: Your video shows a full onion versus the written recipe’s “half”. Also the video has you simmer the pasta with the cream. Recipe states otherwise. If you are feelin’ it, would you give me the skinny on those two questions? Best wishes, happy holidays, and thank you.

  • Reply Lindsay Erwin December 9, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    I’d love the onion and cream instructions – video/recipe- clarified if you can as well! Thanks!

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