Buttered Noodles

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


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.

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.


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


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 cooked in butter and chicken broth for extra flavor.

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4.41 from 5 votes
Buttered Noodles cooked in butter and chicken broth for extra flavor.
Buttered Noodles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
13 mins

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

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 353 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
  • 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
  1. Combine broth, water, bouillon cube, and half the stick of butter in a large nonstick skillet. Bring to a boil.
  2. 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.
  3. Add garlic powder and remaining butter and stir well. Remove from heat and season with pepper and sprinkle with parsley.
Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Buttered Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 353
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 thoughts on “Buttered Noodles

  1. I added some canned chicken to this recipe and an extra bouillon pack (I have sodium free packs) and it was delicious! Definitely will be making this again!

  2. This was so delicious and easy. My husband is so picky he really enjoyed these buttery noodles he beat me to the leftovers the next day.thank you.

  3. Is anybody out there listening? My daughter wants me to make this for dinner and I only have elbow macaroni or Rotini.

  4. I just made these noodles for dinner and I have been picking at them. This is the first time I have mande noodles like this and they came out delish. I am really pleased with the dish and if theres any left before dinner I am sure the gang will love them tooo.

  5. Made these as a side dish with Barbecued Pork. Sorry to say, but these were bland and tasteless. None of my family liked the noodles and we are pasta lovers. Maybe some additional ingredients may be required to give it a big lift, but these were not for us. Thanks for the recipe anyway as I love to try new things.

    1. Aww…really? I was gonna make them with my tilapia for dinner tomorrow. I figured they would be full of flavor because of all the ingredients it calls for. Looks like I will stick to white rice..

      1. Maybe the BBQ sauce over powered the flavors of the noodles. I am definitely giving this a try tonight with baked chicken.

      2. Needed to add extra salt and seasoning otherwise it was very bland. It did have a subtle “chicken-y ” taste , but the flavoring was not savory enough to satiate our tastebuds. I could not eat this pasta alone, Ben, without actual savory chicken bits.

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