About Noodles & Company
Noodles & Company is a fast casual restaurant chain where its globally inspired dishes come together to create Your World Kitchen. It is a restaurant where Japanese Pan Noodles rest comfortably next to Penne Rosa and Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, but where world flavors don’t end at just noodles. Inspired by some of the world’s most celebrated flavor combinations, Noodles & Company’s menu offers appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches, too. Everything is made fresh to order, just as you like it, using quality ingredients. Dishes are delivered to the table allowing guests time to sit and relax or grab a quick bite. With more than 380 locations nationwide, from California to Connecticut, guests can find a location nearest them and take a tour of the global menu by visitingwww.noodles.com.
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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!