This Buttered Egg Noodles recipe requires only four ingredients and 15 minutes to make. It makes a simple and tasty side dish that pairs perfectly with steak or roast chicken. Learn how to make homemade buttered noodles with this quick and easy recipe.
It’s a good idea to have a bunch of side dishes in your back pocket. That way, when you have decided on what you’re going to serve as your main, you don’t really have to think too hard about your side.
Buttered Egg Noodles with Parmesan is a simple pasta side dish that reminds us that food doesn’t have to be complicated to taste wonderful. I love serving buttered noodles with grilled steak or roast chicken alongside some steamed vegetables for a filling, balanced meal.
How to Make Buttered Noodles
This recipe could not be easier. All you do is cook the egg noodles, then toss them with butter, Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley and a little S&P. I also like to add a splash of salty and starchy pasta water to the noodles to add a bit more flavor and to loosen everything up.
If you forget to reserve some of the water before draining off your pasta, it isn’t a big deal. Your buttered noodles will still turn out fine without it.
Does Pasta Make You Gain Weight?
From a nutritional standpoint, no single food alone has the ability to make you gain weight. However, pasta dishes do have a high calorie content, as they contain an average of nearly 250 calories for per cup.
Therefore, if you frequently eat pasta, you will have to be more mindful of your serving sizes. You shouldn’t have more than two servings per meal (half a cup of cooked pasta is equivalent to one serving of grains). And whenever you can, choose whole grain pasta and serve it with a side of steamed vegetables or salad, to increase your fiber intake and to feel more satiated.
More Side Dish Recipes to Try
Look for more side dish inspiration? Here are some of my favorites on the blog:
- Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
- Sautéed Mushrooms with Onions
- The Best Buttermilk Cornbread
- Creamy Potato Salad with Dill
- Easy Roasted Butternut Squash
For this Buttered Egg Noodles recipe, I recommend:
Here are some kitchen tools I suggest using to ensure this recipe turns out perfect:
- Lodge 6-Quart Dutch Oven – This pot is super affordable and the quality is excellent. I love using it to make pasta, soup and chili.
- Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set (3-Piece) – This set is perfect for mixing up and serving side dishes like this. These bowls are also great for making salads and using in baking.
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Buttered Egg Noodles
- 4 cups egg noodles
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cook noodles in a pot of salted boiling water according to package directions. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the pasta water in small bowl, then drain and return to pot.
- Toss noodles with the butter, Parmesan, parsley and reserved pasta water until the butter is melted and noodles are evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve warm.
- To make this recipe healthier and higher in fiber, use whole wheat or whole grain egg noodles.
- Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.
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