Italian Drunken Noodles is an exciting dish that blends Italian and Thai influences, combining hearty Italian sausages and pasta with the bold flavors typically found in Thai drunken noodles. This fusion dish is perfect for anyone looking to spice up their pasta night with something a little different. Here’s how to make Italian Drunken Noodles:


For the Dish:

  • Italian sausage: 1 pound, casings removed (you can use sweet or spicy depending on your preference)
  • Wide noodles: 12 ounces (such as pappardelle, tagliatelle, or fettuccine)
  • Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Onion: 1 large, sliced
  • Bell peppers: 1 each red, yellow, and green, sliced
  • Garlic: 4 cloves, minced
  • Tomatoes: 1 can (14.5 ounces) of diced tomatoes with juice
  • Red pepper flakes: 1/2 teaspoon, adjust to taste
  • Salt and black pepper: To taste
  • Fresh basil: 1/2 cup, torn or chopped
  • Parmesan cheese: For garnishing

For the Sauce:

  • White wine: 1/2 cup (use a good quality drinkable wine)
  • Chicken broth: 1/2 cup
  • Tomato paste: 2 tablespoons


  • Large pot
  • Large skillet
  • Colander
  • Measuring cups


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