Happiness Project#76: Ross Family Butter Noodles!

butternoodleWho’s doing a little happy dance, right now? This Mama! I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase an indoor, tabletop lightbox studio, with two adjustable studio lights, and I totally love it! Up until now, I’ve been using the natural lighting that my “studio” porch bench outside provided, but would always need to wait through rainy weather to complete my blog post. So you can imagine how frustrating winter was. But now, this perfect little studio. Which fits quite perfectly on my kitchen table. And folds up for perfect storage behind my dresser. Yes, perfect! Very worth the $110 that I spent on it!

Anyhow, to celebrate the future with my new, wonderful studio, I wanted to share with you a recipe that my two sisters and I grew up with. A recipe that brings to mind so many joyful, yummy moments with my family. Like when my twin sister & I rented our very 1st 2 bedroom apartment together, a good 15 years ago. This super easy, fast noodle recipe was a near daily staple within the two years that we roomed together. Because noodles, butter and parmesan cheese? The perfect student go to! Anytime of the day!

So in honor of my family, here’s some yumminess just for you!

2 cups farfalle pasta

4 tablespoons salted butter, cold

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

Firstly, cook the noodles to a boil, in hot water. Once the noodles are cooked through to your desired texture, be it crispier or soft, remove the noodles from the stovetop, and drain.

Add in each tablespoon of cold cut butter, stirring within the drained pot of pasta, until the entire potful of noodles is generously buttered.

Add in the parmesan cheese and toss until fully coated.

And serve! All by itself, or with a favorite vegetable. Like peas, or gently steamed broccoli.

That’s it! From start to finish, 10 minutes at most. Perfect for students away from home, older kids learning to cook, or as a fast, well loved family meal. Your tummies will thank you.


  1. Oh! Comfort food Hot Buttered Noodles. This looks so good. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oohh yum! This sounds delicious and SO simple, which is definitely something I’m a huge fan of. Unfortunately for me, I’m currently living in Germany and I can’t find parmesan ANYWHERE. It’s devasting. I’m sure it’s somewhere, but I’ve yet to locate where that might be haha

  3. Rachel G says:

    I know exactly what you mean about this being a ‘go-to’ during college life. And it’s downright delicious, even thought it’s just about as simple as it could be!

  4. Samantha says:

    That recipe sounds so simple and delicious! The photo looks amazing! I’m so jealous of your lightbox! I need to start looking into getting one – this spring weather is making for some iffy photos. 😉

  5. brittanyputman15 says:

    That sounds so yummy. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this before.

  6. This sounds quick, easy and delicious! And congrats on your lightbox! That’s awesome. 🙂

  7. I make a similar recipe but I can’t wait to try this with the farfalle pasta! I’m pretty sure this will be a family favorite in our house.

  8. This sounds so yummy and simple! I love love love pasta!

  9. This sounds like such a kid-approved meal! So simple, I love that.

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