Rigatoni with Vodka Sun Dried Tomato Sauce


Savor the richness of our Rigatoni Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Creamy Vodka Sauce—perfectly cooked rigatoni in a luscious blend of sun-dried tomatoes, heavy cream, and vodka! Elevate your dining experience with this straightforward, homemade gourmet delight.

Serves: 4

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Bella Products Used:

Tomato & Basil Sauce Starter

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Sun Dried Tomato Halves with Premium Oil with Italian Herbs 8.5 oz

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  • 16 oz Rigatoni Pasta
  • ½ to ⅔ cup Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes Julienne cut or Halves in oil, oil drained and set aside, sun dried tomatoes pureed and set asked separately
  • 4 lg garlic cloves, rough chopped
  • ½ tsp whole dry oregano
  • 8 oz good quality vodka
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp Bella Sun Luci Tomato & Basil Sauce Starter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan and fresh basil leaves for garnish


  1. Prepare rigatoni pasta according to packaged directions.
  2. Over a medium flame in a large sauce pan, heat 1 tbsp of the sun dried tomato oil and sauté the garlic, stirring often until light golden.
  3. Add the oregano, stir 15 seconds, turn to low and slowly add the vodka and reduce until 1½ - 2 oz liquid remains. Add the 28 oz crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce, tomato basil sauce starter, and sun dried tomato puree.
  4. Heat until simmering, turn to low and simmer 3 more minutes stirring often, season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add heavy cream, stir for a minute or two, then remove from heat and and serve hot over just-cooked, well-drained rigatoni.
  6. Garnish with basil and Parmesan.

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