Easy Buttered Noodles

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Easy buttered egg noodles with grated Parmesan cheese, parsley, and plenty of butter!

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

Who doesn’t love buttered noodles? The only problem I have with them is that I can easily eat them all if they’re set before me.

Noodles, butter, Parm, and parsley. That’s it, with a little salt and pepper. Serve them with chicken, pork chops, or steak. Make extra!

Easy Buttered Noodles

Easy Buttered Noodles Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


  • 1/2 pound egg noodles
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1 Cook the noodles: Heat 2 quarts of water with 1 Tbsp kosher salt in a large pot on high heat until boiling. Add the egg noodles. Cook for 5 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking liquid and drain the noodles.

2 Add butter, cheese, parsley: Place the drained hot noodles in a large bowl. Add the butter and Parmesan and stir until the butter has melted. Stir in a tablespoon or two of the pasta cooking water. Stir in the chopped parsley. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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Easy Buttered Noodles

Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Ferryal

    Made this as a side for slow cooker pot roast, which came out really yummy. Followed the recipe exactly with the addition of garlic powder & changing the cheese from Parm. to Romano. This is a keeper in my recipe file. Thank you for an awesome recipe.


  2. Bonnie

    It turned out awesome. I didn’t have egg noodles and only had elbow


  3. Bella

    Do you use real grated cheese or the kind of the shelf in jar?

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  4. Pamela Vallelonga

    These were great and easy. I added a dab of cayenne pepper to mine just for a little kick. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

  5. Adrienne

    Just to let you know – I made these tonight ( adding 1 tbsp or so of chopped shallot ) and my husband said that he didn’t know what I had done but the noodles were perfect. Thank you for the recipe.

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