2023 Taste of Home – Oodles of Noodles Recipe Contest

Entry Deadline: June 30, 2023
Categories: Recipe Contests
2023 Taste of Home – Oodles of Noodles Contest

General Information

Twirl your way to the top by submitting the best pasta and noodle dishes. Your Roman-inspired cacio e pepe ravioli could take first place.

The authentic Chinese dan dan noodles you whip up on weeknights sound dang good, too. And don’t count out that nostalgic Midwestern pasta salad you ate at every church supper during childhood.

Send us your favorite recipes for tortellini, pappardelle, ramen—you name it!

Judging: The winner of the Contest will be determined by judging all qualifying entrants’ submissions based on the following criteria:
Taste: 25% –Does this recipe taste great with every bite? Does it have mass appeal? Would you want to make this recipe over and over again based on taste alone? Does it contain interesting, yet gratifying flavor combinations?
Visual Appeal: 25% –Does this recipe present beautifully on a plate or in a baking dish? Do your eyes make you want to eat this before you even smell or taste it?
Creativity: 25% –Is the recipe your original idea? Is the recipe reflective of unique twists to ingredient usage? Have you incorporated your personal touch to this recipe?
Crowd Appeal: 25% –Does your recipe appeal to fellow home cooks everywhere? Does the recipe have easy-to-find everyday ingredients and is it easy to make? Does the recipe have a story that will inspire many others to make it?

In the event of a tie, the highest scoring entry in the Creativity category will be the winner. All judging will be accomplished by a panel of Taste of Home food experts. Decision of the judges is final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Grand Prize (1) – $500.00
1st Place (1) – $300.00
2nd Place (1) – $150.00
3rd Place (1) – $75.00
Runner-Up (8) – Each win a book selected by Sponsor

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