Italian Drunken Noodles with Colorful Vegetables and Herbs

Italian Drunken Noodles with Colorful Vegetables and Herbs is a flavorful and vibrant dish that combines the bold flavors of Italian cuisine with the comforting elements of noodles and fresh vegetables. Here’s a recipe to make this delightful dish:


  • 8 ounces wide rice noodles (pad Thai noodles)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)


  1. Cook the rice noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and thinly sliced onion to the skillet and sauté until fragrant and softened, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the thinly sliced bell peppers to the skillet and cook until slightly softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Stir in the halved cherry tomatoes, sliced Kalamata olives, and capers. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  5. Add the torn basil leaves, chopped parsley, oregano leaves, and thyme leaves to the skillet. Stir to combine and let the herbs wilt slightly.
  6. Pour the dry white wine over the vegetable mixture and simmer for 5-7 minutes, allowing the alcohol to cook off and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  7. Season the vegetable mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Add the cooked rice noodles to the skillet and toss everything together until the noodles are well coated with the sauce and vegetables.
  9. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until everything is heated through.
  10. Remove the skillet from the heat and serve the Italian drunken noodles with colorful vegetables and herbs immediately.
  11. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired, and enjoy!

This Italian drunken noodles dish is bursting with flavor from the colorful assortment of vegetables and aromatic herbs. It’s perfect for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal or for entertaining guests with its vibrant presentation.

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