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Old dive pasta

Old dive pasta

Pasta alla vecchia dive is a typical first course as simple as it is rich in flavours, made with cherry tomatoes, vodka and much more.

Are you looking for a simple recipe with a rich taste, to amaze all your guests? Try the traditional old tavern pasta. It is a spicy and tasty first course, captivating from the first taste. The preparation is quick and allows you to recover a variety of ingredients – so as not to throw anything away – and which put together give life to unique flavours.

As a starting point there is the cooking of cherry tomatoes, which give color to the dish. After cooking them and deglazing them with vodka , you also have to roast them in the oven . Don't worry, it will take less time than you think. Once blended and mixed with the cream, they will result in a velvety and tasty cream ; the bold touch, if you like, is the addition of red pepper.

Let's not waste time and get to work!

Old dive pasta
Old dive pasta

Preparing the recipe for pasta alla vecchia dive

  1. Before starting, wash and cut the cherry tomatoes in half .
  2. In a non-stick pan, pour the olive oil. Chop the onion and pour it into the pan, together with a clove of garlic.
  3. Fry everything over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. To the sauté, add oregano and chilli pepper. At this point, blend with the vodka .
  5. Immediately add the cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes , stirring occasionally.
  6. After this time, don't stop: transfer everything into a baking dish. Bake in the oven at 180°C for 30 minutes .
  7. At the end, you have to find the well-roasted cherry tomatoes. Transfer them to the bowl of a mixer and blend them .
  8. Once you have obtained a smooth cream, pour it back into the pan; add the cream and mix vigorously.
  9. Dedicate yourself to pasta. Boil a pot full of salted water on the stove, then dip the pasta in it, to cook it for the time indicated on the package.
  10. As soon as it is cooked, drain it and dip it in the sauce in the pan.
  11. Add the grated Parmesan and mix.
  12. Season with chopped parsley and serve.


Pasta alla vecchia dive is a simple first course but with a particular aftertaste. You can enjoy it at the moment or store it, at most, for 1 day in the fridge .

Another delicious first course is straw and hay with mushrooms and speck .

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