My daughter and I love Noodles and Company. Pasta Fresca is my absolute favorite thing to get there! This dish turned out amazing! The flavor was almost spot on and it got better with every bite. I'm not even sure I will ever have to go to Noodles and Company again. I did not add meat, but grilled chicken or shrimp would be a great addition!
Copycat Noodles and Company Pasta Fresca
- Sauce mixture:
- 1/4 c. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp. white wine
- 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
- salt and pepper
- Saute ingredients:
- 12 oz. penne pasta, cooked al dente, rinsed and drained
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4 c. red onion, thickly sliced
- 6 vine on tomatoes, each cut into 6 wedges (could also use campari or roma)
- 2 oz. spinach, torn into smaller pieces
- shredded parmesan
In a small bowl, mix together sauce mixture ingredients and set aside.
In a large skillet, saute garlic in olive oil for a couple minutes and then add the red onion and continue to saute for a few more minutes. Add the pasta, and your meat of choice, if you decide to add, and saute for about another 5 minutes until the pasta starts to lightly brown.
Add the spinach, tomatoes, sauce mixture and salt and pepper as needed, sauteing for up to 5 minutes or until spinach starts to wilt.
Remove from heat, and sprinkle with shredded parmesan!
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