Italian Drunken Noodles

Italian Drunken Noodles, or “Pasta all’Ubriaco,” is a delicious and flavorful dish where pasta is cooked in wine. Here’s a simple recipe to make Italian Drunken Noodles:


  • 1 pound spaghetti or any long pasta of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup dry red wine (such as Chianti or Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving


  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes, and sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the red wine and bring to a simmer. Allow the wine to reduce by half, stirring occasionally, for about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes (with their juices) and chicken broth to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet with the wine and tomato mixture. Toss the pasta until well coated with the sauce.
  6. Continue to cook the pasta in the sauce for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  7. Remove the skillet from the heat. Garnish the Italian Drunken Noodles with chopped fresh parsley.
  8. Serve the noodles hot, with grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top, if desired.

This Italian Drunken Noodles recipe is perfect for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal. Enjoy the rich flavors of the wine-infused sauce paired with tender pasta!

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