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.
Truffle Macaroni and Cheese
TRUFFLE MACARONI and CHEESE
Noodles and Company Copycat Recipe
1 lb. elbow macaroni
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 cup flour
2 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup cream
1 cup shredded cheddar-jack cheese blend
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
3/4 teaspoons white truffle oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
fresh parsley, finely chopped
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain well.
In a large saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir to combine well. Let cook and bubble 1 minute or so, or until mixture smells toasty. Add a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper. Whisk vigorously as you add the milk. Turn heat up to medium-high, and cook, stirring frequently, until just thick enough to lightly coat the back of a spoon. Add more milk if it gets too thick.
Saute mushrooms in 1 tablespoon of butter, and likewise toast the breadcrumbs over low heat, in 1 tablespoon of melted butter, until golden. Set aside.
Remove sauce mixture from heat and add cheeses, cream, and truffle oil. Stir until cheese is melted and incorporated. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
When ready to serve, ladle some sauce in the bottom of your bowl. Spoon in pasta, then top with more sauce, mushrooms, breadcrumbs, parsley, and more parmesan. Drizzle a little more truffle oil on each serving, if you're so inclined.