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Italian Drunken Noodles Recipe Ingredients

Preparing Italian Drunken Noodles requires the perfect combination of ingredients. Here’s a table sheet format listing all the essential components:

Italian Sausages, casings removed1 lb
Olive Oil2 tbsp
Garlic, minced4 cloves
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes1/2 tsp
Cherry Tomatoes, halved2 cups
Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced1
Fresh Basil Leaves, torn1/2 cup
Dry Red Wine1 cup
Chicken Broth1/2 cup
Cooked Fettuccine Noodles12 oz
Salt and PepperTo taste
Grated Parmesan CheeseFor serving

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let’s proceed with the step-by-step instructions to create this delectable Italian Drunken Noodles dish!


  1. In a large skillet or pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the Italian sausages (casings removed) to the skillet. Break them into smaller pieces using a spatula or spoon. Cook until the sausages are browned and cooked through.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook for an additional minute until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  4. Add the halved cherry tomatoes and thinly sliced red bell pepper to the skillet. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are slightly softened.
  5. Pour in the dry red wine and chicken broth, stirring to deglaze the pan and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  7. Meanwhile, cook the fettuccine noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the noodles and set aside.
  8. Once the sauce has thickened slightly, add the torn fresh basil leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Add the cooked fettuccine noodles to the skillet, tossing them gently with the sauce and ingredients until well combined.
  10. Remove the skillet from the heat and serve the Italian Drunken Noodles hot.
  11. Top each serving with grated Parmesan cheese for an extra burst of flavor.

Serving and Storing

Your Italian Drunken Noodles are now ready to be savored! Divide the pasta into serving bowls and enjoy this delightful Italian-inspired dish. This flavorful and aromatic recipe pairs perfectly with a glass of red wine and a side of garlic bread. Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.


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