Noodles & Company’s Pesto Cavatappi

Noodles & Company's Pesto Cavatappi
Noodles & Company's Pesto Cavatappi

It only takes 8 ingredients and 15 minutes to create Pesto Cavatappi at home. It’s so much faster, cheaper, and tastier than the Noodles & Company version!

Pesto Cavatappi (Noodles & Company Copycat)

yield: 4 SERVINGS


  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 pound cavatappi pasta or other small pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large tomato, cored and diced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup homemade pesto or store-bought
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large saucepan or stock pot, bring 4 quarts of water and salt to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes, until some of the liquid has been released and the tomatoes are heated through.
  3. Stir in the wine and cream and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add pesto and stir until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add pasta and toss until uniformly coated in the sauce. Transfer to a serving dish or individual plates and garnish with Parmesan cheese.
Noodles & Company's Pesto Cavatappi
Noodles & Company’s Pesto Cavatappi by Laurie Cicotello

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