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Drunk pasta

drunk spaghetti

Creamy and refined, drunk pasta is a perfect first course for any occasion, quick and easy to prepare with just two ingredients.

It seems incredible yet the idea of ​​cooking pasta, our beloved pasta, in wine, returns a first course well above expectations. On the other hand, the pairing is rather unusual so drunk pasta could be intimidating at first glance, but we guarantee that once you have tasted it, the distrust will disappear.

This first course of pasta is simply prepared by scalding the pasta in boiling water and finishing the cooking in the wine perfumed with a bay leaf . Clearly, to get the most out of the drunken pasta recipe you must use a full-bodied wine of excellent quality because it will be the only ingredient in the dish. Have we intrigued you?

drunk spaghetti
drunk spaghetti

How to prepare drunk pasta recipe

  1. Start by cooking the chosen pasta, spaghetti is ideal, in plenty of salted water for 3 minutes.
  2. Separately, pour the red wine into a large pan, perfume with the bay leaf and let the alcoholic part evaporate for 2-3 minutes over high heat.
  3. Drain the pasta keeping aside the cooking water and put it in the pan with the wine.
  4. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes (depending on whether you like it al dente or more tender), adding the cooking water kept aside, little by little, if it dries out too much. The cooking of drunken pasta resembles in a certain sense that of risotto.
  5. When cooked, divide the pasta into plates and complete as desired with a sprinkling of parmesan .

We have proposed a basic recipe, but some variations include the addition of cream to red wine to obtain an extra creaminess. Others, on the other hand, start with sautéed onion which is then blended with wine and still others add bacon or speck to make the dish even more tasty and filling. In short, you will have understood that drunk pasta can really be personalized in a thousand ways!

If you have another bottle of good wine and want to use it in the kitchen, we suggest you try our recipe for braised meat in red wine , it's perfect for family Sundays.


This pasta should be enjoyed at the moment , still hot and well seasoned with the sauce made for the occasion. We do not recommend freezing in the freezer.

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