Buttered noodles are a simple side dish that can be made in ten minutes. Cooked in broth and butter, these noodles are delicious!
We had these at least once a week when I was growing up. They are so easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients and go with just about anything.
How to make buttered noodles
Instead of using a large pot, I recommend cooking these noodles in a large skillet. Bring broth and butter to a boil and then submerge the egg noodles. I usually have to press down on the noodles to get them completely submerged.
Unlike most pasta, these noodles soak up all of the flavorful broth and are not drained. Cook them for about 8 minutes and then turn off the heat. Stir in more butter, a little garlic powder and a touch of salt and pepper to taste.
Give them a good stir until all of the butter has melted. Want to give them a little extra something? Sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.
How are egg noodles different from regular pasta?
Ever wondered why they are called egg noodles? Regular pasta and egg noodles are both made with a mix of wheat and eggs. Egg noodles are made with a higher proportion of eggs to wheat than traditional pasta.
What to serve with buttered noodles:
Here are a few of my favorite main dishes that pair well with egg noodles.
- 1 12 oz Bag of Wide Egg Noodles
- 1 32 oz Chicken Broth
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- chopped fresh parsley optional
- In a large skillet bring chicken broth and 4 tablespoons of butter to a boil.
- Pour in noodles and stir to make sure they are all covered with broth.
- Boil for 8 minutes. Turn off heat and add in remaining 4 tablespoons of butter, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Stir until butter is melted.