Noodles and Company Pesto Cavatappi Copycat Recipe
One of our favorite restaurants is Noodles & Company and we love their Pesto Cavatappi. The mushrooms, tomatoes, and delicious sauce make this one of our favorite dishes.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Copycat Recipe, Easy Family Dinner, Easy main dish, Pesto Cavatappi
½cupshredded Parmesan cheese
1 ½Tablespoonsolive oil
½cupshredded Parmesan cheesefor topping
Rinse basil leaves in cold water.
In a food processor or high-power blender, combine basil leaves, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic, and olive oil. It will create a paste looking sauce (if it is too thick, you can add a little milk to the sauce).
Cook noodles according to the directions on the box.
While the noodles are cooking, saute mushrooms with 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil over medium heat.
After about 3 minutes, add your sliced cherry tomatoes along with your garlic salt and let them cook together for about 8 minutes stirring occasionally.
After your noodles are done, drain them completely.
Reduce heat on tomato and mushrooms to low, and add your noodles to the saute pan.
Stir in noodles, then add pesto sauce to the mixture. Once everything is mixed together, add 1/4 cup of milk to the mixture. You can add more or less depending on how thick you would like your sauce.
Top with Parmesan cheese.
It is also very tasty with grilled chicken (just like at Noodles & Company!).