Italian Drunken Noodles

Italian Drunken Noodles, also known as Spaghetti All’Ubriaco, is a delicious and flavorful dish. It typically consists of spaghetti cooked in red wine, garlic, and olive oil. Here’s a recipe to prepare Italian Drunken Noodles:


  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 1 cup red wine (use a good quality wine that you enjoy drinking)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Cook the spaghetti: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the cooked spaghetti and set it aside.
  2. Prepare the sauce: 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 1-2 minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  3. Add the wine: Pour the red wine into the skillet with the garlic and red pepper flakes. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the wine to a simmer. Let it cook for about 5-7 minutes to allow the alcohol to evaporate and the wine to reduce slightly.
  4. Combine the spaghetti and sauce: Add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet with the wine sauce. Toss the spaghetti in the sauce until it is well coated. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Serve: Transfer the Italian Drunken Noodles to serving plates or bowls. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley for a pop of color and freshness.

Italian Drunken Noodles can be enjoyed as a standalone dish or served with a side salad and some crusty bread. Pair it with a glass of red wine for an authentic Italian dining experience. Buon appetito!

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