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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45 m servings 449 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • 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

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  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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Wow. This recipe was taken ingredient by ingredient off of a website without any credit being given to its creator. The recipe went viral on Pintxxxxx. The recipe is great ... Thanks Ingrid.

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I've made a similar recipe a million times with much less ingredients and everyone seems to love it anyway.... egg noodles...ground beef browned with diced onion...add a can of ro-tel to the fin...

Wow. This recipe was taken ingredient by ingredient off of a website without any credit being given to its creator. The recipe went viral on Pintxxxxx. The recipe is great ... Thanks Ingrid.

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 ...

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 ingredi...

I've been making this traditional recipe since 1974. I got it from my very Italian boyfriend's mom who got it from her husband's aunt, and so on and so on. She would put on great Sunday feasts...

I prepared this as written, but instead of pappardelle pasta, I just used some egg noodles that I wanted to use up. I prepped all of this early in the day, keeping the sausage/pepper mixture se...

Lord, we have been making this recipe since the 60's! We simply call it 'casserole'. Everyone in the family knows exactly what we're talking about. I've made it with half-half good ground beef &...

Made this as instructed and it was wonderful. Simple flavors brought together without fatty sauces and cheese. My teenage daughter loved it as well. This one is going in the family recipe book!

Amazing dish. Easy to make and yummy. I used a small can of fire roasted tomatoes and used only red and green peppers.

I made this last night for the first time. I didn't have Pappardelle, so I used Fusilli. I think egg noodles would also work pretty well. This was very good, easy, and fast. Great hearty, we...