Favorite Buttered Noodles

My go-to method for the creamiest, easiest buttered pasta to share with the kids!

Ingredients:  – Pasta – Butter – Parmesan cheese – Pasta cooking water: Toward the end of the pasta cooking time, you’ll want to ladle out some of the cooking water.


Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook the pasta according to package directions, reserving some of the pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta.


This works best with a block of Parmesan cheese. By grating it yourself, the fine pieces of cheese melt into the sauce more completely.


Return the pasta to the pot. Add the butter, Parmesan, and a little of the cooking water at a time as you toss the pasta.


Continue tossing until the butter and Parmesan are melted, adding a little more cooking water as needed to make a light sauce.


Serve warm with pepper and additional Parmesan cheese, if desired. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.