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Garlic Buttered Parmesan Noodles Recipe

These Garlic Parmesan Noodles are so easy to make and contain all the ingredients you want in basic noodles. These buttery noodles will be loved by the whole family!

Noodles are tossed in a skillet with butter, garlic and Parmesan cheese for a simple and delicious dinner or side dish. Serve with air fryer chicken for a complete meal.

There is only one constant in life, and that is buttered noodles. Buttered noodles will NEVER let you down. Best of all, your family will LOVE this recipe. It will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Garlic Buttered Parmesan Noodles Recipe

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Buttered Noodles Ingredients

Everything you need for this easy pasta recipe is probably already in  your pantry.  To make this buttered pasta side dish, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • Noodles of choice: Fettuccine, Linguine, or Spaghetti are all great options. You can also use egg noodles, macaroni, rotini, penne, or ziti noodles. Try making your own pasta without a machine.
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Garlic
  • Dried parsley: or you can substitute Italian seasoning (my favorite)
  • Parmesan cheese: grated or shredded (I love using shredded Parmesan because it melts nicely when you stir it in with the noodles in the hot skillet.)
  • Salt and Pepper
Buttered Noodles Recipe

How to Make Pasta with Garlic and Parmesan

Butter noodles are so easy. Just follow these 3 simple steps.

  1. Cook pasta according to box directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Add herbs to butter. In a large pan or skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and dried parsley and whisk to combine. Turn off heat.
  3. Toss pasta. Add pasta to pan or skillet and toss to coat. Add Parmesan, 1/2 cup at a time, and toss to coat.
Garlic Butter Noodles

FAQs

Do I Need to Rinse the Noodles?

Many people have learned to rinse their cooked noodles under water. Rinsing your noodles gets rid of the starchy film that helps the sauce stick to the noodle. Rinsing your pasta is fine for stir fry and when making cold pasta salad. Do not rinse the noodles in this recipe. 

Can I Make This Ahead of Time?

I love to make this dish the day before I want to eat it. I don’t know what it is about leftover pasta, but it is so much better the second day! Add more butter and Parmesan and heat up in the microwave. 

What Can I Do if My Pasta Seems Dry?

If the parmesan cheese soaks up all the butter and your noodles are sticking together, drizzle a little olive oil on top. 

Storage Instructions

Leftover pasta can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. 

Parmesan Noodles

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Garlic Parmesan Noodles

Garlic Parmesan Noodles

Yield: 8 Servings
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

There is only one constant in life, and that is buttered noodles. Buttered noodles will NEVER let you down. These Garlic Parmesan Noodles are so easy to make and contain all the ingredients you want in basic noodles.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to box directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pan or skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and dried parsley and whisk to combine. Turn off heat. 
  3. Add pasta to skillet and toss to coat.
  4. Add Parmesan, add more to your liking, and toss to coat. 

Notes

This recipe originally called for 1 cup butter and 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese. I have reduced these amounts thanks to valuable feedback from my readers. You can always add more, but you can't take away, so start with lower amounts and add from there to your liking!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 235mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g

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Lisa

Sunday 27th of November 2022

I am vegetarian and I made this to go with plant based fish. I made my family a different dish with meat. My hubby kept getting into my noodles (this recipe) I had to yell at him. 😂😂 So yummy... I made as is by the way. Thanks this is a keeper.

Emily

Monday 28th of November 2022

@Lisa, haha love that!

KyLynn Slayton

Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

Easy and delicious!

Dee

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

I make this with egg noodles and add lemon juice. Amazing what a splash of acid will do!

Robbie

Monday 25th of July 2022

Had this tonight, soooo good! Served with baked salmon and a side salad. Thanks

Kamala

Thursday 14th of April 2022

I made it tonight. It's only me, so I had so e for dinner & will have some tomorrow for lunch. It's pretty nummy!!!!

Emily Enchanted

Friday 15th of April 2022

@Kamala, I love leftover pasta! I love it better second day for some reason. lol

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