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I Made the Gigi Hadid Pasta and You Should Too

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at PSU chapter.

It seems that the only thing I’ve been seeing on TikTok recently are attempts to recreate Gigi Hadid’s scrumptious-looking pasta, so I decided to try it out for myself. I wanted to make the pasta for my family, so I wrote down all the measurements and ingredients and headed to the kitchen. 


Here is a step by step process on how to make Hadid’s delicious masterpiece. 


  1. Prepare your ingredients.

  2. Chop your cloves of garlic and green onions.

  3. Before you begin making the sauce, boil your pasta. Follow the instruction on the back of the box to aid in this step.

  4. In a large pan, place your olive oil, garlic, and green onions. Heat these ingredients up until caramelized, then place the tomato paste into the pan. 

  5. Once the mixture appears smooth, add in the heavy cream and vodka.

  6. Once the sauce is creamy, add in your red pepper flakes. 

  7. Once the pasta is ready, take one fourth of the pasta water and add it to your sauce.

  8. Stir until the sauce is creamy and add in salt and pepper for a little pop of flavor.

  9. Once your sauce is done, add in your pasta.

  10. Fold in the parmesan cheese and continue to do this until the cheese is blended.

  11. Add additional parmesan cheese and basil on top for a final touch.


This pasta is so flavorful. I was glad I decided to put less red pepper flakes in the sauce because I do like a little spice, but not too much — half a tablespoon was just the right amount for me. I decided to add basil as well, and it brought so much flavor to the dish, which I didn’t even think was possible. 


I love everything about this dish and I recommend you try it yourself!


An important note — don’t add too much olive oil. I added a little more than a half a cup, and the sauce was very oily. 


Get cooking collegiates!


Ingredient List: 

(This makes 4 plates)


  • ½ cup of olive oil

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • ½ green onion

  • ½ cup of tomato paste

  • 1 cup of heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons of vodka

  • 450 grams of pasta shells

  • 2 tablespoons of butter

  • ½ cup of parmesan cheese

  • ½ tablespoon of red pepper flakes (add more or less, this is up to you)

  • Basil (if you want)





McHalea is a freshman at Penn State University majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Marketing. She is eager to learn and get involved, as she is also a member of Happy Valley Communications. She loves comedies and spending time with friends and family.
Arden Ericson will graduate Penn State in May of 2023. As one of the Campus Correspondents for Her Campus at PSU, she is a double-major in Public Relations and French Language. After graduation, she will pursue a career that combines her passion for educational equity, social justice and French.