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Buttered Noodles – Spicy Southern Kitchen


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These Buttered Noodles are positively addicting. Cooked in chicken broth and butter with a bouillon cube and garlic powder, they soak up so much delicious, salty flavor.

This recipe is fabulously quick and easy!

How to Make Buttered Noodles:

  1. Combine the chicken broth, water, bouillon cube and half a stick of butter in a large nonstick skillet and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the egg noodles and cook for 8 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic powder and remaining butter. Season to taste and serve!

The key to really getting flavorful noodles is to not use any water and to cook them in as little liquid as possible. So little liquid that it’s not even necessary to drain them.

Noodles in a blue serving bowl.

In order to get them to cook evenly, you need to cook them in a large nonstick pan and stir frequently because they won’t be completely submerged in liquid.

These Buttered Noodles are on the salty side which is one of the things I find so appealing about them.

If you’re worried they will be too salty, use either low-sodium broth or a low-sodium bouillon cube.

Buttered Noodles cooked in butter and chicken broth for extra flavor.

Buttered Noodles make a super inexpensive side dish that is so delicious everyone will want to eat it as a main dish.

They have plenty of flavor as is, but if you want to, sprinkle them with a little chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.

Buttered Noodles in a serving bowl.

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Buttered Noodles in a blue bowl.

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: easy recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Servings: 6 servings

Calories: 353kcal

Author: Christin Mahrlig

Buttered Noodles soak up lots of delicious salty flavor from cooking in chicken broth and chicken bouillon.

Print Recipe

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 chicken or beef bouillon cube
  • 1 stick butter, divided
  • 1 (12-ounce) package wide egg noodles
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped parsley
  • Combine broth, water, bouillon cube, and half the stick of butter in a large nonstick skillet.Bring to a boil.
  • Add noodles and cook, stirring frequently for about 8 minutes. (Note: Turn the heat down so the liquid does not boil vigorously and evaporate too quickly. Add more water if necessary.)

  • Add garlic powder and remaining butter and stir well. Remove from heat and season with pepper and sprinkle with parsley.

The finished noodles will be fairly salty. If you want them less salty, use reduced sodium broth or a reduced sodium bouillon cube.

Calories: 353kcal

Originally published February 15, 2015

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