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Butter and Cheese Noodles(Makaronia)

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“Cat Cora makes these to serve with her Kota Kapama(Chicken Stewed in Wine, Garlic and Cinnamon). This would also make a simple dinner paired witha big green salad. From Cat Cora's Kitchen cookbook.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12-1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus kosher salt to taste
  • 10 ounces egg noodles (or penne or rigatoni, or macaroni)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons grated pecorino cheese (or kasseri if you can find it) or 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese (or kasseri if you can find it)
  • 12 cup pecorino cheese, for serving (or Parmesan)
  • 14 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add 1/2-1 tbls. of the salt and the pasta. Cook until al dente, 5-7 minutes(until it still has a little bite to it-not too soft). Drain.
  2. In a large saute pan, melt butter over medium hight heat. Add the pasta and 3 tbls. grated cheese.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and toss.
  4. Top with remaining cheeses and serve hot. Enjoy! Opa!

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