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Buttered Noodles

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“Made with penne and the parmesan, this is a meal in a pinch for me, needing maybe just a slice of toasted bread rubbed with garlic. Made with curly egg noodles, this is an ideal side for anything from a piece of a cooked turkey to a thick beef stew.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. For this amount of pasta I would boil at least 2 quarts of water. When the water is boiling, add at least a tablespoon of salt and stir to dissolve.
  2. Add the noodles to the boiling water. For the egg noodles, cook 5 minutes from the time the water comes back to a boil; for the penne, cook 8 minutes.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, cut the butter into small bits, and chop the parsley.
  4. Drain the pasta well, and transfer immediately to a large serving bowl. Toss with the butter (and optional parmesan).
  5. Sprinkle with the parsley, and grind on lots of black pepper.

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