You can now make your favorite carry-out lunch at home in less time than it’d take you to get your order from the restaurant! You won’t believe how easy this is.
When you find a dish at a restaurant that you absolutely love, it’s a gloriously wonderful thing. You know exactly what’s going to end up on your plate every time, and you know you’re going to enjoy every last tasty bite.
And you know what’s even more glorious? When you find out that you can make that exact same dish at home for a fraction of the cost and time. YOU HAVE THE POWER!
This copycat recipe for Noodles & Company™ Pesto Cavatappi is the perfect example of that. It’s one of the most popular orders at the restaurant, and for good reason. It’s absolutely delicious! But I have a secret for you: it’s a breeze to recreate at home. As in, it actually might be more work to go to the restaurant and place your order than it is to whip it up in your kitchen. This is great option for weeknight dinners when your schedule is packed!
Simple food is often the best, and this dish embodies that concept gloriously. It only takes nine ingredients to make it (and that includes pantry staples like olive oil, salt and pepper), and the end result is layered flavors that will knock your socks off.
Pesto tends to turn brown from oxidation when it’s been packaged, so if you use store-bought (especially jarred or canned) pesto, you might find that your final dish isn’t quite the same bright green as you’re used to. Ain’t no thang! It’ll still taste just as amazing. If this bugs you, just make your own pesto or check the deli or produce section of your local grocery store for freshly made pesto.
Can’t find cavatappi? No worries, any small- to medium-size pasta should work just fine.
Mushroom haters, worry not—you can leave them out without totally ruining the dish. You’re welcome.
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