Easy Buttered Noodles

Side DishKid-friendlyVegetarianEgg Noodles

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

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  • Bella

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Debbie

    I would make them from time to time, but lately my family has been requesting them more often. Fast and simple for a weeknight, what’s not to love!

  • Raymond Hart

    I love buttered noodles, but it will taste better if you take a cast iron frying pan and melt the butter in it, then take and pour in some itialan style bread crumbs and brown them, then add the noodles and toss together

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