"This recipe was ok, but it's not Noodles & Co. Pasta Fresca. N&C doesn't use balsamic vinegar. I'd just add the white wine and chicken stock directly to the pan."
To this person...They actually do use balsamic vinegar...Check their website.
And it tastes like they use quite a bit more than this recipe calls for, so I added some extra.
Pasta Fresca is my favorite dish at Noodles and Co. So I thought I would try to make it at home. This recipe turned out exactly like Noodles! I love it! Made it for a crowd last night and it was a hit. Thanks!
I love Noodles & Company's Pasta Fresca, but I agree with the others, it isn't the same as what they make. It still tastes good though! One thing I would warn about is the sauce that you add in the end. The recipe is set for 15 servings for the sauce no matter what you have set for the recipe. I made that mistake when making this for the first time.
Can someone please clarify the sauce part. I'm assuming it's supposed to be cooked? Or no?
I have no expertise as to if this is like noodles and company or not, that said it is a great recipe either way in my opinion!! I used 8 oz. of uncooked pasta and added 1/2 of a bell pepper to the mix of veggies. For the sauce I simply cut it back so I had just enough to toss with the noodles and veggies. I did 1 clove garlic (minced), 1/8 tsp. salt, 1/2 T. balsamic vinegar, 1/2 T. white wine, and 2 T. olive oil--for our tastes it was perfect others may like it to have more sauce. Great recipe!!
Wow - this recipe IS as good as Noodles & Co, but I get to add more veggies and less oil, a WIN-WIN for me:)
Yummo! This is a great recipe and easy to alter if wanted. I made this and added some blanched asparagus. I also added fresh basil at the end and replaced the parm cheese with feta. It was delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
This recipe was ok, but it's not Noodles & Co. Pasta Fresca. N&C doesn't use balsamic vinegar. I'd just add the white wine and chicken stock directly to the pan.
This recipe was wonderful and I would reccomend adding a protien to it. Perhaps shrimp or chicken. As for roasting the garlic- I think it definately helps tone down the garlic taste (if you are not a huge fan of garlic- I myself love garlic!)