What's Cooking? Wednesday #7: Noodles and Co. Pesto Cavatappi Copycat recipe

We're back for another round of What's Cooking? Wednesday ...
...and this week, I have another Noodles and Co. copycat recipe for you (can you tell that I love Noodles and Co???). I first fell in love with Noodles back when I was in college, when I had their Pesto Cavatappi, and I found a recipe here to copycat it!

What You Need:
-12 oz cavatappi (I could only find cellentini)
-7 oz pesto
-8 oz mushrooms
-8 oz cherry tomatoes, cut lengthwise
-1/3 cup white wine
-1/4 heavy cream
-shredded parmesan cheese

What You Do:
1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. 

2. While the pasta is cooking, in a large skillet, add 1 Tbsp olive oil, and saute the mushrooms and tomatoes until tomatoes soften and mushrooms become brown and softer.
3. When the pasta has about 4 minutes left to cook, add the white wine to the tomatoes and mushrooms and reduce for about 2 minutes. (Pour yourself a glass from the remaining wine and take a sip...or two or three :)

4. Then add the heavy cream and reduce for another 1-2 minutes. 
5. Add in the pesto and stir.
6. Drain the pasta, return to the pot, and add the pesto mixture to the pasta. Mix well, and let it sit for a minute to soak up the pesto.
7. Top with parmesan cheese and enjoy!
We made ours with a recipe for the Noodles and Company parmesan crusted chicken. Recipe for that coming next week!

Don't forget to link up below and share your recipes or things that you WANT to be cooking!

Also, BIG shout out and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best friend and maid of honor, Genna! I wish I could be there with you to celebrate, but just know that I love you and am thankful every day that we ended up working together, living together, and becoming besties! LOVE YOU!!!


  1. I LOVE Noodles and Co too!! I had never been to one before I went to college, mainly because I had 1) never heard of it and 2) there were none around me until I moved to my college town! I'm obsessed with their Pasta Fresca and it's really the only one I eat! So delicious!

  2. This is the only thing I ever get when I go to N&Co! Definitely going to need to try this one night! Can't wait for the Parm Chicken recipe to add to it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks yummy (except for the mushrooms)

  4. How have I never heard of this place? SO jealous that there is not one located in Georgia. And will definitely be trying some of these copycat recipes!

  5. This recipe looks amazing! I'll definitely be making it soon! Thanks for sharing it!

  6. That pasta dish looks AMAZING! I will have to add it to our menu VERY soon!!

  7. Sorry that I didn't link up this week, I was feeling under the weather yesterday. I will be back with full force next week. Your recipe looks delicious!


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