Anyone can customize any Noodles & Company bowl to fit their dietary and taste bud needs. There are 14 different vegetables and seven different proteins to add and swap to your bowl. Noodles & Company, founded in 1995 and based in Broomfield, Colorado, offers international noodles and pasta dishes at over 300 restaurants in 26 states, California to Connecticut. Meals from Japanese Pan Noodles to Penne Rosa to Wisconsin Mac & Cheese are all cooked to order and delivered to your table in under five minutes.
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Noodles & Company Pesto Cavatappi
3/4 box cavatappi noodles (you can use any shapes you like but use a hearty noodle)
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
1/2 pint sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup white wine
1/4 cup cream
7 ounces pesto
extra virgin olive oil
shredded parmesan cheese
Cook pasta as directed on packaging.While pasta is cooking, saute the tomatoes and mushrooms in about a tablespoon of olive oil.When the pasta is almost done, add the wine to the tomatoes and mushrooms and reduce for 2 minutes. Then add the cream to the tomatoes and mushrooms and reduce for another 1-2 minutes. Add the pesto and stir well. Drain pasta and add to the pesto mixture. Stir very well and let sit a minute to soak up the pesto. Plate and top with shredded parmesan cheese!