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Noodles for dinner!

When it comes to pasta, Noodles & Company knows what tastes great. Try your hand at one of their delicious, kid-friendly recipes - Pesto Cavatappi. It's easy enough to make that the kids can help in the kitchen - they'll love tasting their creation!

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Pesto Cavatappi

Recipe for the Home Chef

Serves 4 Large portions or 6-8 small sides

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tb Olive oil
  • 1 box Cavatappi noodles
  • 5 oz Cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 5 oz Mushrooms, white button sliced
  • 3 oz White wine*
  • 3 oz Chicken broth
  • 4 oz Cream

· 6 oz Pesto

· 4 oz Parmesan cheese

· 2 Tb Parsley, minced

Directions:

· Cook Cavatappi according to box directions, drain and set aside.

· Heat a large sauté pan on medium high add 2 Tb oil to pan then add pasta, tomatoes and mushrooms stir to evenly coat the ingredients.

  • Add 3 oz of wine and cook until wine has evaporated.

· Add 3 oz of chicken stock and cook until completely evaporated.

· Add the cream and pesto, take off the heat and stir until evenly mixed.

· Place in a large serving bowl and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley.

Enjoy!

*Chicken broth may be substituted for white wine.

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