Italian Drunken Noodles

RecipeBoxTV's picture

Jun. 24, 2022

Easy pasta dinner alert! This Italian Drunken Noodles recipe is one of our favorite weeknight meals. Full of fresh garlic, peppers, sausage, tomatoes, Italian seasonings and noodles...this pasta dish is bursting with flavor in every bite. What makes this Italian Drunken Noodles is the addition of white wine, but you can always substitute it with chicken broth if you prefer. You need this recipe in your life!


Italian sausage 1 Pound
Salt 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Red pepper 1
Yellow pepper 1
Orange pepper 1
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
White wine 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Diced tomatoes with juice 3 Can (30 oz)
Parsley 2 Tablespoon
Basil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Egg noodles 12 Ounce
Fresh parmesan To Taste



1. Place a large, heavy-bottom pan or braising pot over medium-high heat; add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Once the oil is hot, crumble the spicy Italian sausage in the pan to small chunks allowing it to brown in the oil for a few moments.

2. Once the crumbled sausage is browned, remove it from the pan/pot with a slotted spoon and place into a small bowl to hold for a moment.

3. Place in the pan the diced bell peppers, salt, Italian seasoning, and cracked black pepper. Stir to combine. Allow those to saute for about 2 minutes until slightly tender.

4. Next, add in the garlic.

5. Once it becomes aromatic, add in the white wine and allow it to reduce for a few moments, until almost completely reduced.

6. Add in the diced tomatoes with their juice.

7. To finish the sauce, drizzle in about 2-3 good tablespoons of the olive oil to create a silky, rich flavor. Add in the chopped parsley and about half of the julienned basil.

8. Return the browned spicy Italian sausage back into the pan and gently fold the mixture to combine. Allow it to gently simmer for about 3-4 minutes to blend the flavors. Then turn the heat off. Stir and keep warm while you prepare the noodles.

9. Prepare the egg noodles according to instructions on package.

10. Then, drain the noodles very well.

11. Add them directly into the sauce, using tongs to gently toss and combine the egg noodles with the sauce and all of the ingredients in it. Check the seasoning to see if you need to add any additional salt or pepper.


12. To serve, add equal portions of the “Drunken” noodles to bowls, and garnish with a sprinkle of the remaining julienned basil; you can even top with shaved Parmesan, if desired, and an extra drizzle of olive oil.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 6