Garlic Butter Noodles

Garlic Butter Noodles Recipe – this easy recipe is sure to become a staple at your house. With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you’ll have a plateful of buttery, garlicky goodness that the whole family will enjoy. Pasta tossed in butter, garlic, lemon, dijon mustard, paprika, parsley, cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, chives, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Get ready to fall in love with these heavenly garlic butter noodles!

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Quick and Easy Garlic Butter Pasta

These Garlic Butter Noodles are a total game-changer! Let me tell you, they are ridiculously easy to make and unbelievably delicious. The combination of rich and creamy butter, garlic, and spices creates a mouthwatering flavor that will have you coming back for seconds, and maybe even thirds. All you need is a handful of simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time, and you’ll have a plate of heavenly noodles that will impress everyone at the dinner table. Trust me, once you try these garlic butter noodles, you’ll be hooked. They’re the ultimate comfort food that will leave you craving more! 

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How to Make Garlic Butter Noodles

These noodles are super easy to make with only a few basic ingredients. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add spaghetti noodles and cook according to the package instructions for al dente. Drain and set aside.

While the pasta cooks, make the garlic butter sauce. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic cloves to the pan and cook until fragrant. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, dijon mustard, paprika, fresh parsley, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, chive, thyme, red pepper flakes, kosher salt, and black pepper, and stir well to combine. 

Transfer cooked pasta to the skillet and toss to coat. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Add your favorite vegetables or cooked protein. Here are some of our favorite variations/additions:
    • broccoli
    • spinach
    • green peas
    • green onions
    • chicken
    • Italian sausage
    • shrimp
  • You can use any pasta shape you enjoy. Linguine, fettuccine, egg noodles, bucatini, or angel hair pasta all work great.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Garlic Noodles

When it comes to serving garlic butter noodles, let me tell you, there are plenty of delicious options to complement this amazing dish! One of my favorite choices is to serve it as a side dish with Rosemary Ranch Grilled Chicken, a simple green salad, and crusty garlic bread. The noodles also go perfectly with a grilled steak or pork chop and asparagus. The possibilities are endless! 

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Garlic Butter Noodles

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Garlic Butter Noodles Recipe – this easy recipe is sure to become a staple at your house. With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you'll have a plateful of buttery, garlicky goodness that will leave you craving more. Pasta tossed in butter, garlic, lemon, dijon mustard, paprika, parsley, cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, chives, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Get ready to fall in love with these heavenly garlic butter noodles – your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredients:

  • 12 -oz bucatini or thick spaghetti
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ½ lemon zested
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan or to taste

Instructions:

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook according to the package instructions for al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic cloves, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, and cayenne pepper to the pot and whisk until combined.
  • Add chopped parsley, chives, thyme, and red pepper flakes to the butter mixture and continue whisking—season with salt and black pepper.
  • Remove from the heat, and add cooked pasta to the skillet. Toss to coat. Garnish with parmesan cheese.

Notes:

  • Add your favorite vegetables or cooked protein. Here are some of our favorite variations/additions:
    • broccoli
    • spinach
    • green peas
    • green onions
    • chicken
    • Italian sausage
    • shrimp
  • You can use any pasta shape you enjoy. Linguine, fettuccine, egg noodles, bucatini, or angel hair pasta all work great.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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Comments

  1. This sauce looks very dark when it’s cooking. I was curious as to how it would be when added to my spaghetti. It was good, but next time I think I will omit the red peppers. I used a whole pound of regular spaghetti and had plenty of sauce

  2. OMG this was sooooooo Delish! i will definitely be making again. I made with chicken and shimp!

  3. I will definitely be making this! The ingredients remind me of a piccata recipe with the lemon parm and garlic, so I bet capers would be so amazing with chicken! 🤤

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