Every once and a while, everyone needs some buttered noodles in their life. And truth be told, I loved buttered noodles as a kid (and apparently still do~it had just been a while). I’d ask to skip the spaghetti sauce and just drench my noodles in butter with a little bit of cheese and salt and pepper.
Which basically requires no recipe, it’s butter and noodles people!! But in case you need a little guidance I thought I’d share these. A slightly more adult version that the kids will still gobble up. Buttery, cheesy egg noodles with a little bit of lemon and basil.
They can be the perfect copout meal (read – I’m tired and pregnant and don’t wanna think about cooking ) OR they can be the perfect simple comfort food meal. Reminiscent of your childhood. It seriously warmed my heart a little to watch my boys eat em’ up and ask for more.
I know, they’re so ridiculously easy it seems ridiculous to share them. By the small chance some of you have never ever had buttery noodles, I beg to try some!
- 12 oz package extra wide egg noodles
- 1/2 cup butter (use more ore less butter if desired)
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 1 tbs fresh chopped basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook until al dente. Drain and return to pot, but not over heat. Add the butter, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and basil. Gently stir until the butter and cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.
I love making this when I’m in a pinch! Always tastes great!