Italian Drunken Noodles

16
Lisa Swarm

By
@ShoeGirl

This Italian drunken noodle recipe has been a family favorite for a while. Great flavors and we end up making a double batch every time we make it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

There are so many things to love about this easy pasta dinner. It's simple, made with inexpensive ingredients, beautiful, and tastes amazing. The Italian sausage gives this unmistakenly Italian flavor. Colorful bell peppers add a mild flavor and combine with the tomatoes nicely. Pasta isn't the star of this recipe so the mild egg noodles are the perfect pasta choice. Wine adds a lot of flavor, as do the fresh parsley and basil. Topping with a bit of fresh Parmesan makes is tasty. This recipe is casual enough to be served as a weeknight dinner but could be presented on a platter and served at a dinner party. If you have leftovers, this is even better the next day. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 11 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    Italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1
    red pepper, diced
  • 1
    yellow pepper, diced
  • 1
    orange pepper, diced
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
    white wine (like chardonnay)
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes with juice (28 ounce)
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley
  • 1/4 c
    basil, fresh
  • 12 oz
    egg noodles
  • ·
    Fresh Parmesan cheese, optional

How to Make Italian Drunken Noodles

Step-by-Step

  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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Italian Drunken Noodles

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Comfort Classics



Show 35 Comments & Reviews

25 Desserts Made With Boxed Pudding

25 Desserts Made With Boxed Pudding


Boxed pudding is tasty and convenient. But, want to know how you can make it better? Transform it into a pie, cake, frosting, and even fruit salad. Who knew so many treats could start with a box of pudding? If you’ve been organizing your pantry and realize how many boxes of pudding were hidden, used […]

24 Italian Restaurant-Quality Recipes to Make at Home

24 Italian Restaurant-Quality Recipes to Make at Home


What’s for dinner? Italian, but you’re not heading to your favorite restaurant. Tonight’s restaurant-quality Italian meal is going to be made at home. We’re sharing classic Italian recipes like chicken marsala and eggplant rollatini. There are classics with a twist, such as stuffed chicken Parmesan. And for dessert? Tiramisu, cannolis, and New York Cheesecake are on […]

11 Healthy Meatless Meals

11 Healthy Meatless Meals


Meatless Mondays have never been more delicious than these easy and healthy recipes. Full of flavor, but lacking in meat, these filling meals will make sticking with your healthy resolutions much easier. Burgers, zucchini boats, burrito bowls, fried rice, and other yummy options make being a vegetarian easy and oh-so-tasty.