Buttered Noodles are an easy side dish recipe ready in about 20 minutes. Egg noodles tossed in butter flavored with garlic, seasonings, herbs, and a little red pepper for heat is a simple comforting side that pairs with so many main dishes.
This buttered noodle recipe is so easy and the flavor conjures up all of the sepia-colored childhood dinner memories for me but, in the spirit of “get to the recipe already”, I’ll spare you the details. So, here’s how you make them. Feel free to add in some grated Parmesan cheese to make them cheesy buttered noodles. It would not be wrong – in fact, it would be very right if you’re in the mood. When the noodles are done, quickly drain them and add them to the pan with the butter. Stir and toss them in the butter sauce. Add the salt, pepper, and parsley and toss to combine again before serving.
- 8 ounces egg noodles
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
- 1 pinch of red pepper flake (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley