Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Noodles and Company Penne Rosa


I'm a fan of the Penne Rosa from Noodles and Company.  Bill usually gets the Pasta Fresca.  It seemed easy enough to make so I wanted to try to make it at home.  I found a recipe through pinterest and decided to give it a try.  I added more mushrooms and spinach than it called for because it didn't seem like enough and because I always feel like I could use more of both when I'm eating at Noodles and Co. It turned out great.  Not exactly the same, but close enough and so easy!  Next time I think I will add even more mushrooms and spinach as they kind of shrink up.  Below is the recipe with the few changes to the amounts that I used.  I also added some chicken (optional at Noodles and Co) since Bill usually likes meat in his meals.

Copy Cat Noodles and Company Penne Rosa
From: What's Cooking at the Love's
Prep: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min

1 lb. box Penne Pasta
2 Tbsp white wine (can use chicken broth)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4-1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 - 3/4 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce
1/2 -3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 - 3/4 cup baby spinach
1 (14o) can Italian style diced tomatoes
Slices of cooked chicken (optional)
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1. Boil pasta according to package directions

2. while pasta boiling prepare spinach and mushrooms.  In a large skillet, heat wine, oil, marinara, mushrooms, tomatoes and red pepper over medium heat.  Stir liberally for 5 minutes.

3. Turn tomato mixture to low, stir in cream and spinach.  Then add pasta and mix well until spinach is wilted.  Stir in strips of cooked chicken if adding chicken.  Serve with sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.


Julia said...

Just tried this tonight with very few changes! I used regular wine and regular diced tomatoes. In order to make the tomatoes "Italian", I added 1/2 tsp of Oregano, Basil and minced garlic. Also, I used an Italian Shredded Cheese mix that had mozzarella, parmesean and provolone. Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this! I don't think I'll need to go Noodles for a long time! Or maybe I'll at least try ordering something else! ;) Excellent!

Elizabeth said...

I'm glad you liked it! Good idea on using regular tomatoes and making them "Italian" with spices.

Anonymous said...

Yum. Very easy and I could tweek it so I could have more spinich.

Maria Maria said...

This will be the 5th time I've made this dish. I live ot! Thank you for posting this I haven't been to noodles since!


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