@onkappysplate: Best Buttered Noodles Ever!

Clean Plate Club

Mar 12 2024 • 5 mins

Host, Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan and his twins Leo + Ella share a simple and delicious recipe for buttered noodles. Once you master this technique and the “secret sauce,” you’ll be making the best buttered noodles in no time!

Best Buttered Noodles Ever

Serves 4 kids - or 2, with leftovers for the next day

½ box pasta (8 ozs. or about 2 cups uncooked), shape of your choice

1-2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces

Kosher salt

Parmesan cheese, optional

1. Place a medium to large size pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling, generously salt the water (about 1 tablespoon), stir to dissolve and add the pasta. Cook according to the instructions on the box, checking for doneness before you strain.

2. WAIT! Before you strain, make sure you ladle out ½ - 1 cup of the pasta cooking water and set it aside. Strain the pasta, turn heat to low, and add the pasta back to the pot.

3. Add the butter to the pot along with ¼ cup of the pasta water (eyeball it) and season with salt (about ¼ teaspoon). Stir, while gently shaking the pan back and forth, and allow the pasta water and butter to glaze the noodles, about 2-3 minutes. Add more water, ¼ cup at a time, as needed. Taste for deliciousness, sprinkle with cheese, and enjoy!

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Executive Producer/Host: Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan

Co-Executive Producer: Ian Cohen

Producer/Editor: Joel Yeaton

Producer: Shant Petrossian

Digital/Social Media Producers: Red Summit Productions (Celeste Rada/Harrison Sims)

Kid Voices: Leo + Ella Kaplan

Music & Sound: Jeffrey Goldford and the Likeminds

Educational Consultant: Barbara Johnson

Album Artwork: Dave Bogart


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