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The Best Buttered Noodles

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These are THE BEST Buttered Noodles. Buttered Noodles are the ultimate comfort food. It’s the perfect dish when you’re feeling under the weather, when it’s cold outside, when you are home sick, or pretty much any time is the perfect time for cheesy buttery noodles.

The best buttered noodles are easy, quick, kid approved and so comforting. This dish is perfect for a cold day, when you aren't feeling your best or when you need an easy kid friendly meal.

When I’m feel a little sick or getting over a cold, all I want is a big bowl of warm and cheesy buttered noodles. There’s something so comforting about pasta. These noodles are easy, quick, kid approved, and surprisingly flavorful because the pasta is cooked in chicken broth.

No one in our house turns down buttered noodles! It’s the perfect last minute dinner to throw together at a moment’s notice.

This dish is almost too simple to be called a recipe….almost 😉

The best buttered noodles are easy, quick, kid approved and so comforting. This dish is perfect for a cold day, when you aren't feeling your best or when you need an easy kid friendly meal.

What you’ll need

  • A 3 quart or larger sauce pot to cook the noodles
  • Your favorite pasta– some of my favorites for this recipe are ditalini, egg noodles, or pastina.
  • Chicken broth- or vegetable broth, to cook the pasta in and add more flavor and nutrition.
  • Butter– of course! Salted or unsalted.
  • Parmesan cheese– optional, but definitely necessary 😉
  • Seasonings– depending on your taste, I use salt, pepper and garlic powder, nothing too powerful because I typically make this when I’m not feeling well so I don’t want too much seasoning. You can definitely add spices or hot sauce to your liking. Fresh parsley on top is a great addition.
The best buttered noodles are easy, quick, kid approved and so comforting. This dish is perfect for a cold day, when you aren't feeling your best or when you need an easy kid friendly meal.

How to make it

  1. Boil the broth in a 3 quart or larger sauce pot over high heat.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  3. Drain the noodles when finished cooking, leaving some broth in the noodles and return to the pot. Do not rinse the pasta.
  4. Add in the butter and stir to melt the butter into the pasta.
  5. Sprinkle in desired seasonings and top with parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Tips and suggestions

  • Any pasta works for buttered noodles, but I prefer ditalini, pastina, or egg noodles.
  • Use a high quality butter. Because this dish contains minimal ingredients, the butter flavor really comes through.
  • Spice it up with siracha, hot sauce or red pepper flakes.
  • Use chicken or vegetable broth instead of water for enhanced flavor. If you use water, make sure to salt it generously, or add chicken bullion.

Serve the best buttered noodles with:

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The best buttered noodles are easy, quick, kid approved and so comforting. This dish is perfect for a cold day, when you aren't feeling your best or when you need an easy kid friendly meal.

The Best Buttered Noodles

Steph Gigliotti
Quick, easy, and kid approved, buttered noodles are the ultimate comfort food.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Servings 4 servings
Calories 112 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box ditalini pasta or any pasta
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Salt pepper, garlic powder to taste
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
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Instructions
 

  • Boil the broth in a 3 quart or larger sauce pot over high heat. Add more if needed.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • Drain the noodles when finished cooking, leaving some broth in the noodles and return to the pot. Do not rinse the pasta.
  • Add in the butter and stir to melt the butter into the pasta.
  • Sprinkle in desired seasonings and top with parmesan cheese.

Video

Notes

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and may vary depending on ingredients used.
  • Any pasta works for buttered noodles, but I prefer ditalini, pastina, or egg noodles.
  • Use a high quality butter. Because this dish contains minimal ingredients, the butter flavor really comes through.
  • Spice it up with siracha, hot sauce or red pepper flakes.
  • Use chicken or vegetable broth instead of water for enhanced flavor. If you use water, make sure to salt it generously, or add chicken bullion.

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 745mgPotassium: 35mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 358IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.1mg
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6 Comments

  1. Barbara McConachie says:

    5 stars
    Love buttered noodles. My comfort food. Used egg noodles. Perfect for a freezing rain day. Snuggled in with pasta and Netflix.

  2. 5 stars
    When I was in the military, stationed in Belgium, I used to go to the mess hall and order plain spaghetti I would ask for would ask many packets of butter and parmesan cheese. The guys that cooked the spaghetti asked me what I put on it since I didn’t want sauce. They thought I used ketchup, lol. This was always a go to.

  3. Angela Manchester says:

    Family loved it. I used eight cups of broth, since three cups seems like so little for 16oz of noodles (maybe I’m missing something?). Nice alternative to mac and cheese for my son who has issues with dairy. I added dill, and also added parmesan right into the pan, to thicken that bit of broth and coat the noodles. De-lish!!

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