Butter Noodles
Butter Noodles
5 from 1 vote
Looking for a dish that serves comfort on a plate? Butter noodles are your go-to! Easy to make and adored by all ages, this versatile recipe takes your regular noodles to the next level.
Butter Noodles

Who doesn’t love a simple yet indulgent plate of butter noodles? This classic dish has been a comfort food staple for many, offering a warm, satisfying meal that’s easy to prepare and impossible to resist.

Originating from Italian cuisine, butter noodles have charmed their way into kitchens worldwide, cherished for their simplicity and versatility.

Despite its humble ingredients, butter noodles boast a rich flavor profile that tantalizes the taste buds with every bite. The combination of tender egg noodles, creamy unsalted butter, and a sprinkle of seasonings creates a dish that is both comforting and elegant.

Whether served as a delightful side dish or a quick main course, butter noodles promise to delight diners of all ages.

While the recipe may seem straightforward, mastering the perfect butter noodles requires attention to detail and a touch of finesse. Fear not, for with a few expert tips and tricks, you’ll soon be whipping up this beloved dish like a seasoned pro.

Expert Tip: To achieve a silkier sauce, reserve a small amount of the pasta cooking water and add it to the buttered noodles as needed while tossing.


Egg Noodles: These noodles serve as the hearty base of the dish, providing a satisfying texture and a subtle hint of richness.

Unsalted Butter: The star ingredient of the recipe, butter adds a luxurious creaminess and a rich flavor that elevates the dish to new heights.

Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the natural flavors of the noodles and butter, ensuring a perfectly seasoned dish.

Black Pepper: A dash of black pepper adds a subtle kick and depth of flavor to the buttery noodles, balancing out the richness of the dish.

Parmesan Cheese: This optional garnish adds a salty, nutty flavor and a hint of umami to the butter noodles, enhancing their overall taste.

Parsley: Fresh chopped parsley adds a pop of color and a refreshing herbal note, complementing the richness of the dish and providing a touch of freshness.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different types of pasta shapes, such as fettuccine or linguine, to add variety to the dish.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the butter noodles warm as a delightful side dish alongside your favorite protein, such as grilled chicken, fish, or steak.
  • Alternatively, enjoy the butter noodles as a quick and satisfying main course, paired with a crisp green salad or steamed vegetables for a well-rounded meal.
  • Garnish the butter noodles with additional grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley for an extra burst of flavor and visual appeal.
  • For a more indulgent twist, top the butter noodles with crispy pancetta or bacon bits for added texture and savory goodness.

Expert Tip: For extra flavor, cook the noodles in chicken or vegetable broth instead of plain water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted butter?

Yes, you can use salted butter, but be mindful of adjusting the amount of additional salt in the recipe to avoid over-seasoning.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

While butter noodles are best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the noodles and butter sauce ahead of time and reheat them gently before serving. However, the texture may be slightly different upon reheating.

Can I add other ingredients to the butter noodles?

Certainly! Feel free to customize the recipe by adding ingredients such as garlic, lemon zest, fresh herbs, or cooked vegetables to suit your taste preferences.

Are butter noodles suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, butter noodles are vegetarian-friendly as long as you use vegetarian-friendly egg noodles and omit any non-vegetarian additions such as meat-based garnishes.

How do I store leftover butter noodles?

Transfer any leftover butter noodles to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.

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Butter Noodles

Butter Noodles

by Nabeela Kauser
Looking for a dish that serves comfort on a plate? Butter Noodles are your go-to! Easy to make and adored by all ages, this versatile recipe takes your regular noodles to the next level.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 528 kcal


  • 200 g Egg Noodles
  • 40 g Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Salt To taste
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese For garnish
  • Parsley Chopped, for garnish


  • Fill a large pot with water and add a pinch of salt. Bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook according to the package instructions or until they are al dente. This usually takes around 8-10 minutes.
  • While the noodles are cooking, melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • Once the noodles are cooked, drain them and return them to the pot.
  • Pour the melted butter over the cooked noodles and toss to coat them evenly.
  • Sprinkle the salt and black pepper over the noodles and give it another toss.
  • Divide the buttered noodles between serving plates.
  • Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley.
  • Serve the butter noodles warm as a delicious side dish or a quick main course.


Feel free to adjust the amount of butter, salt, and pepper according to your taste preferences.
You can also add sautéed garlic or red pepper flakes for extra flavour.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 528kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 14gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 605mgPotassium: 252mgFibre: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 563IUVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 41mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Bhindi, Butter, Butter Noodles, Comfort Food, Dinner, Noodles, Recipe, Simple
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