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When you think of Italian food, what comes to mind? Probably pasta dishes like spaghetti and meatballs or lasagna. But there are many other types of pasta dishes that are popular in Italy, including drunken noodles.

This dish is made with pasta, tomatoes, garlic, and herbs, and it’s a favorite among Italians.

Italian Drunken Noodles in a saucepan

If you’re looking for a delicious and authentic Italian pasta dish to try, drunken noodle is a perfect choice.

Italian Drunken Noodles in a saucepan

Pasta dishes are a staple of Italian cuisine, and for good reason-they’re delicious! My best and the most popular pasta dish is the Italian Drunken Noodles, which is made with a hearty tomato sauce, lots of garlic and herbs, and of course plenty of wine!

This dish is perfect for a night in with family or friends.

Italian Drunken Noodles dish

The noodles are then simmered in a mixture of white wine and chicken broth until they are cooked through. Parmesan cheese and parsley are then added to the dish for flavor and garnish.

Italian Drunken Noodles served

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Why do they call them Drunken Noodles?

It’s no secret that Italians love their wine. In fact, their cuisine is often centered around this drink. And one of the most popular pasta dishes in Italy is known as Drunken Noodles. So, what’s the story behind this name?

Well, it seems that the origins of this dish are a bit of a mystery. But one theory is that the name comes from the abundance of wine used in the recipe. It’s said that this dish was created by accident by a cook who added too much wine to his sauce and it turned out delicious. So, drunken noodles it became!

No matter where the name comes from, there’s no doubt that this dish is absolutely delicious. If you’re looking for a new Italian pasta dish to try, be sure to check out Italian Drunken Noodles- you won’t be disappointed!

What makes these Italian Drunken Noodles so special?

Aside from the wine, what makes this dish so special? Well, it’s made with a hearty tomato sauce, lots of garlic and herbs, and of course-plenty of cheese. This dish is perfect for a night in with family or friends, and can easily be made in just one pot on the stove. So why not give it a try?

What is the difference between Pad Thai and Drunken Noodles?

Both dishes are delicious and easy to make, but they have some key differences. Pad Thai is typically served with a sweet and sour sauce, while Drunken Noodles are typically served with a hearty tomato sauce. Pad Thai also typically contains tofu and peanuts, while Drunken Noodles do not. Finally, Pad Thai is a Thai dish while Drunken Noodles are an Italian dish-making them two very different dishes indeed!

What is the difference between Drunken Noodles and lo mein?

There is a big difference between Drunken Noodles and Lo Mein- one is a hearty, filling dish while the other is a light and airy one. Drunken Noodles are made with a rich, thick tomato sauce that is loaded with herbs and garlic. This dish is perfect for warming up on a cold night, or for feeding a large group of people. By contrast, Lo Mein is made with a lighter sauce that uses soy sauce and rice vinegar as its main flavorings. This dish is perfect for pairing with chicken or shrimp, and is often served as an appetizer or side dish.

Does drunken noodles have alcohol?

That depends on who you ask! Some recipes for Italian Drunken Noodles specifically call for wine, and others just recommend adding a little bit of alcohol to the sauce. So, technically, the answer is yes-the dish can have alcohol in it. But whether or not it actually does depends on the recipe you use.

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Egg Noodles cooked to your liking
  • Ground Italian sausage
  • Peppers chopped
  • Minced garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • White cooking wine
  • Can diced tomatoes not drained
  • Dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley for garnish

How to make drunken noodles from scratch?

Step 1. Add the meat and peppers to a large saucepan or skillet with deep sides over medium-high heat. Cook until the meat is completely browned and the peppers have begun to soften.

cooking meat and peppers for italian drunken noodles recipe

Step 2. Lower the heat to medium and add the minced garlic and Italian seasoning. Saute 30 seconds longer.

adding minced garlic
adding Italian seasoning

Step 3. Mix in the white cooking wine and saute until the liquid in the pot is reduced by half.

Step 4. Pour the diced tomatoes into the pot along with the dried basil and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine well.

adding diced tomatoes
adding basil 

Step 5. Mix in the cooked noodles and continue to saute until heated through.

cooked italian drunken noodles

Step 6. Top with grated Parmesan and fresh chopped parsley for garnish.

Enjoy!

Italian Drunken Noodles on a dish

These easy drunken noodles are my favorite Italian dish made with pasta and a savory sauce. This dish is perfect for any occasion, and can be made in just around half an hour! I hope you enjoy this delicious drunken noodles recipe, if so drop me a comment below and share it with beloved friends!

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Italian Drunken Noodles

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
If you're looking for a delicious and authentic Italian pasta dish to try, drunken noodles is the perfect choice.
4.33 from 121 votes

Ingredients 

  • 12 oz Egg Noodles , cooked to your liking
  • 1 lb Ground Italian sausage
  • 2 Bell peppers , chopped
  • 3 tsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ C White cooking wine
  • 28 oz Can diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 1 Tbsp Dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Add the meat and peppers to a large saucepan or skillet with deep sides over medium-high heat. Cook until the meat is completely browned and the peppers have begun to soften.
  • Lower the heat to medium and add the minced garlic and Italian seasoning. Saute 30 seconds longer.
  • Mix in the white cooking wine and saute until the liquid in the pot is reduced by half.
  • Pour the diced tomatoes into the pot along with the dried basil and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine well.
  • Mix in the cooked noodles and continue to saute until heated through.
  • Top with grated Parmesan and fresh chopped parsley for garnish.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 685mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1499IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 4mg
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