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Grown Up Buttered Noodles: Garlicky Brown Butter Parmesan Noodles

When you’re craving a bowl of childhood comfort with just a hint of adulting, make yourself a bowl of these garlicky brown butter parm noodles
Posted October 21, 2019 by Stephanie

Garlicky brown butter parmesan noodles are here to save the day.

Do you have a go-to nostalgic kid food? That food that you’d always eat even after a serious food strike? The one your mom or dad would give into just so they were sure you didn’t die from lack of calories, forget about nutrition? For me it was plain white rice. No soy sauce, no seasoning, no anything but delicious plain white rice. For my childhood best friend, it was buttered noodles. Whenever we’d have a play date, that’s what her mom would make us because it was literally the only thing she would eat.

My mom never made buttered noodles so I only ever had them at Jennifer’s house, but after my very first bowl, I was hooked. What’s not to love about a bowl of buttery carbs, made with love?

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This is a little updated version of those buttered noodles, made just a touch more grown up with nutty toasty browned butter, garlic, and a generous amount of parm. They’re super comforting and so easy to make. Mike said it was the best bowl of noodles I’ve ever made and you better believe that it’s going in our weekly rotation now that fall weather is here to stay. I don’t know what’s cozier that cuddling up on the couch with warm bowls of buttered noodles!

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Grown Up Buttered Noodles: Garlicky Brown Butter Parmesan Noodles Recipe

When you’re craving a bowl of childhood comfort with just a hint of adulting, make yourself a bowl of these garlicky brown butter parm noodles

Serves 2
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces pasta of choice I used bucatini
  • 5 tbsp butter divided
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed or minced
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta 2 minutes shy of al dente. Reserve 3/4 cups pasta water and drain.

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  • While the pasta is cooking, melt the 4 tablespoons butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, swirling, until the butter foams, smells nutty and toasted, there are golden brown solids, and the garlic is lightly golden. Remove from the heat and stir in the last tablespoon of butter.

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  • Carefully add 1/2 cup of the pasta water to the melted butter – and bring to a boil over high heat, whisking or swirling often to emulsify the pasta water and butter, about 1 minute.

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  • Add the pasta to the pan and cook, turning the heat up, tossing occasionally, until pasta is al dente and the sauce reduces and becomes thick and glossy, adding pasta water as needed, about 2-3 minutes.

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  • Stir in the cheese and toss well to melt and combine, thinning with extra pasta water if needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy immediately.

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5 Comments

  1. Pastina57 says:

    In Step 3, you mean add 1/2 cup of pasta water right?

    1. Stephanie says:

      yes, fixed! thanks!

  2. Ramit Kreitner says:

    Number 3 needs the addition of the word water after the word pasta I think

    Thank you for a great recipe

    1. Stephanie says:

      thank you! i’ve fixed it :)

  3. Sabrina says:

    love these, simple set of ingredients that shine! thank you

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