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Italian Drunken Noodles

Italian Drunken Noodles

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  • Total Time: 45 minutes


Italian Drunken Noodles offer a delightful fusion of Italian and Thai flavors, featuring pappardelle noodles tossed in a rich and aromatic sauce with spicy Italian sausage, a medley of colorful bell peppers, and a hint of wine. This dish is perfect for those who appreciate a hearty, flavor-packed meal that combines the best of two culinary worlds.


  • 8 ounces pappardelle noodles
  • 4 spicy Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine (or chicken stock as a non-alcoholic substitute)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pappardelle noodles according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage, breaking it into chunks, and cook until browned. Remove sausage and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add onions and bell peppers, sautéing until they start to soften. Add garlic and sauté for another minute.
  4. Deglaze the pan with wine, allowing it to reduce slightly. Add the diced tomatoes and return the sausage to the skillet.
  5. Simmer the sauce for about 5 minutes to blend the flavors. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Toss the cooked noodles with the sauce, mixing in the fresh basil and parsley.
  7. Serve warm, garnished with additional herbs if desired.


  • For a vegetarian version, omit the sausage and add additional vegetables such as zucchini or mushrooms.
  • If avoiding alcohol, substitute wine with chicken stock and add a splash of lemon juice for acidity.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Sautéing
  • Cuisine: Fusion, Italian-Thai


  • Calories: 610 kcal
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Fat: 28 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 58 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 22 g