Drunken Italian Noodles

I hope everyone had a great weekend and a Happy Valentine’s Day!   We spent the evening at home on Friday and it was absolutely perfect.  I am fighting a crack-your-ribs-coughing kind of chest cold so having an evening at home was overwhelmingly welcomed.


For dinner, I chose an Italian recipe. Normally we do lasagna each year (it’s just the perfect dinner on Valentine’s Day, ya?) but I wanted to shake it up and go a different Italian route.

Enter: Drunken Italian Noodles.

A recipe incorporating booze and pasta?

Ya, I’m in.


Clint joined me in the dinner making process.  We are a great team when it comes to making a multiple step meal.  I am impatient and cook everything on high which either ends up burning or drying out the food.  He is very patient and cooks things slowly.  His task: browning the Italian sausage and cooking the veggies.


Drunken Italian Noodle Recipe

Drunken Italian Noodles Directions

Step 1:

In a large heavy bottomed pan, heat 2 Tbsp. Oil over medium heat.  Remove sausage from casings, crumble and brown.   While sausage is browning, slice onion and peppers into strips.


Step 2:

Remove sausage from pan, leaving drippings behind.  Add onions to pan and allow to caramelize then add salt, seasonings, garlic and pepper.  Saute until peppers are soft (or at your own desired consistency).

Step 3:

Take a pull from the wine bottle.  Then add 1/2 cup of wine to pan and allow to reduce.  Feel free to take a few more swigs of wine while you wait.

Step 4:

Add can of tomatoes (with juice) and the set aside sausage back into the pan.


Step 5:

Once the juices have further reduced, gently incorporate cooked egg noodles.  Serve with your choice of bread (we chose a garlic bread ring).  Enjoy!