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Parmesan Noodles


  • 8 oz penne pasta (gluten-free if you’re avoiding gluten)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt + pepper, to taste
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley (optional)


  • Cook the noodles to al dente, according to the package directions (Reserve ¼ cup of the pasta cooking liquid and drain the noodles)
  • Add the drained and hot noodles back into the pot they cooked in. Stir in a tablespoon or two of the pasta cooking water
  • Add the butter and Parmesan and stir until the butter has melted.
  • Depending on the consistency, stir in another tablespoon or two of the pasta cooking water.
  • Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Stir in the chopped parsley (if using)