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Italian Drunken Noodles

Italian Drunken Noodles

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This pasta dish is quick and easy. The sauce is flavorful and the spicy Italian sausage gives it just a little kick. Serve with a salad and warm Italian bread. Pappardelle noodles might be difficult to find, so you can use any type of noodle for this dish.

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  • Calories:
  • 449 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 22.8 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 15.5 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 1180 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Crumble sausage into the pot and cook until completely browned, about 5 minutes. Remove sausage from pot with a slotted spoon to a bowl, retaining oil and drippings in pot.
  2. Cook and stir onion in reserved drippings until tender, about 5 minutes. Season onion with salt, Italian seasoning, and black pepper; stir. Add red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and orange bell pepper to the onion mixture; cook and stir until the peppers are slightly tender, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir white wine and garlic into the pepper mixture. Bring the liquid to a simmer and cook until the liquid reduces to almost nothing, 7 to 10 minutes.
  4. Stir diced tomatoes with their juice into the pepper mixture. Return sausage to the pot; fold gently to integrate the sausage. Cook at a simmer until the sausage is reheated and the tomatoes tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Drizzle remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil over the sausage mixture. Add about half the basil and the parsley; stir. Place lid on pot and remove from heat.
  6. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pappardelle at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain. Divide pasta between 6 bowls; top with sausage mixture to serve.
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Linda (LMT)

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Ohhhhh, yeah. I am in awesome supper Nirvana after eating this. It was like ET phone home, even tho' I'm not home - in other words, this is pure comfort food, with familiar flavors and ingredients that made me a very happy camper. This, a tossed green salad and my favorite Zin made for a satisfying meal, and this was so easy to prepare given I had leftover linguine in the fridge. I pretty much followed the recipe, tho' I did not use the "Italian seasoning" - I really dislike the stuff. I deviated by using some fresh cherry tomatoes (this meal was just for me so it was impractical to open a can of tomatoes) and I gave it a good dusting of freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano right before sticking my fork in it.


This was a super easy and delicious meal! I used a pound of Bob Evans bulk zesty sauasage and a nice pinot grigio & a slug of sherry for really drunken noodles. Took a little liberty with the cooking method to make this a breeze, just sauteed the sausage in a non-stick pan without oil until about half browned, then added the sweet peppers and onions and finished browning/sauteeing together. I then added the seasonings and deglazed with the wine. Then in with the tomatoes and basil (I used about 1/2 a cup, love the stuff). I didn't boil this down, the broth is so good, and I added the noodles directly into the pot to coat, more like the stir-fry version of the asian recipe this imitates. Shaved parm on top. Definite do-over, so tasty. Thanks for shaing this recipe with AR, a hit!