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Buttered Noodles


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.

Buttered Noodles in a blue bowl.

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.

Buttered Noodles

Buttered Noodles soak up lots of delicious salty flavor from cooking in chicken broth and chicken bouillon.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 8 minutes
TOTAL: 13 minutes
SERVINGS: 6 servings


  • 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
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe

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Originally published February 15, 2015

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37 thoughts on “Buttered Noodles”

  1. Incredible side dish, goes great with many meals. I am pairing with a crack chicken recipe I found. Very straightforward and easy recipe for great taste, highly recommend.

  2. My daughters and I are obsessed with this. I add some deli meat and frozen vegetables and call it a meal. It’s not healthy…but it’s delicious.

  3. Brenda L Middleton

    I made these tonight using salt -free butter, salt-free chicken bouillon, and low sodium chicken broth. I also added some finely diced onion. I added the butter after the noodles were cooked. It seemed to make the sauce creamier. Final additions were black pepper and Brendachopped chives, since I don’t care for parsley. This is a keeper!

  4. I’ve taken the lazy way out for years by making the convenient package buttered noodles. I saw this recipe and decided to give it a try. It was simple and delicious! I used Better Than Bullion because I didn’t have any bullion cubes. Needless to say, it was a HUGE hit with the family. No more package noodles in this household!

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