Noodles & Company Copycat Recipes to Satisfy Any Craving (2024)

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Noodles & Company Copycat Recipes to Satisfy Any Craving (1)

ByKatie Bandurski

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Updated: Mar. 12, 2024

    What's harder: skipping Noodles & Company takeout or sticking to your budget? With these copycat recipes, you don't have to choose! Whether you're in the mood for Noodles & Company Pad Thai, Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, Japanese Pan Noodles or a giant rice crispy treat, these budget-friendly recipes will satisfy any craving.


    Inspired By: Pad Thai

    This is a simple pad thai loaded with crisp vegetables and zesty flavor. It’s quick, simple, and fresh-tasting. —Colleen Doucette, Truro, Nova Scotia

    Get Our Recipe for Vegetarian Pad Thai


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    I like to serve this mac & cheese with a salad and crusty bread. It's a satisfying meal that feels upscale, but will fit just about any budget. And because the Gorgonzola is so mild in this dish, even the kiddos will go for it. —Charlotte Giltner, Mesa, Arizona


    Inspired By: Steak Stroganoff

    No more standing and stirring at the stove. This creamy Stroganoff preps in a skillet, then cooks all day while you’re away. —Sarah C. Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire

    Get Our Recipe for Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff


    I’ve been cooking for 50 years, and this dish is still one that guests request frequently. It is my No. 1 standby recipe and also makes amazing meatball sandwiches. The sauce works for any type of pasta. —Jane Whittaker, Pensacola, Florida


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    Inspired By: Thai Green Curry

    Thai cuisine has such wonderfully intense flavors, but the dishes can be heavy and time-consuming. My answer is a refreshing salad with mango, gingerroot and a pop of jalapeno. —Melanie Stevenson, Reading, Pennsylvania

    Get Our Recipe for Udon Noodles with Pineapple Vinaigrette


    Inspired By: Cheesy Garlic Bread

    You can't go wrong with this cheese bread recipe. The cheesy, butter bread is so simple to make but the taste is sinful. Plus it looks fantastic, and people just flock to it! It's better than the usual garlic bread with pasta, too. —Karen Grant, Tulare, California

    Get Our Recipe for Party Cheese Bread


    Inspired By: Tomato Basil Bisque

    My husband, Patrick Maas, makes this wonderful, creamy bisque. Sweet red pepper enhances the lovely tomato-basil flavor. —Veronique Deblois, Mine Hill, New Jersey

    Get Our Recipe for Chunky Tomato-Basil Bisque


    Inspired By: Chicken Veracruz Salad

    We use this super-duper chicken across several meals, including it in tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping to measure the seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington

    Get Our Recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad


    Inspired By: Penne Rosa

    I reworked this recipe from an original that called for vodka and heavy whipping cream. My friends and family had a hard time believing a sauce this rich, flavorful and creamy could be light. —Margaret Wilson, Hemet, California

    Get Our Recipe for Blushing Penne Pasta


    Inspired By: Korean BBQ Meatballs


    Inspired By: Grilled Chicken Caesar

    My Caesar with grilled chicken is a healthier alternative to heavy meat and potatoes dishes. After grilling the kabobs, we serve them family style. —Melissa Adams, Tooele, Utah


    Inspired By: Alfredo MontAmore®

    When I want a lighter dinner, I use lean turkey bacon in this recipe. It gives the pasta that richness you want without all the extra fat. —Courtney Harris, Denton, Texas

    Get Our Recipe for Chicken-Pepper Alfredo


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    Inspired By: Rice Crispy

    A friend shared with me this fresh take on traditional crispy treats. My husband loves them, and I feel so efficient with their quick prep time. —Anne Powers, Munford, Alabama

    Get Our Recipe for White Chocolate Cereal Bars


    Inspired By: Chicken Noodle Soup

    When I was sick, my mom would make me this heartwarming chicken noodle soup. It was soothing when I had a cold, but this soup is a bowlful of comfort on any chilly day. —Anthony Graham, Ottawa, lllinois

    Get Our Recipe for Cold-Day Chicken Noodle Soup


    Inspired By: Potstickers

    Chicken and mushrooms make up the filling in these pot stickers, a traditional Chinese dumpling. Greasing the steamer rack makes it easier to remove them once they're steamed. —Jacquelynne Stine, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Get Our Recipe for Chicken Potstickers


    Inspired By: Pesto Cavatappi


    Inspired By: The Med Salad

    This salad is my standard—I always make sure I have the ingredients on hand so I can whip up this easy salad anytime. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

    Get Our Recipe for Mediterranean Romaine Salad


    Inspired By: Spicy Korean Beef Noodles

    We've raised beef the majority of our lives, so I like to try new recipes that feature it. This beef noodles recipe is different and absolutely delicious. —Margery Bryan, Royal City, Washington

    Get Our Recipe for Asian Beef Noodles


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    Inspired By: Pasta Fresca

    Flavor-packed sausage and sun-dried tomatoes are sure to liven up any simple pasta dish. I have a feeling that once you've tried it, it'll become a family favorite!—Dawn Singleton, Eighty Four, Pennsylvania


    Inspired By: Japanese Pan Noodles

    A little peanut butter and a sprinkling of peanuts give this side dish plenty of flavor. While red pepper flakes offer a little kick, brown sugar balances it out with a hint of sweet. —Mitzi Sentiff of Annapolis, Maryland

    Get Our Recipe for Asian Vegetable Pasta

    Originally Published: August 16, 2018


    Katie Bandurski

    As Taste of Home's senior shopping editor, Katie connects readers with the best gifts, kitchen gear and home items on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. Before joining the shopping team, Katie worked as a digital staff writer at Better Homes & Gardens and on the Taste of Ho...

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