Butter and Cheese Noodles(Makaronia)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Cat Cora makes these to serve with her Kota Kapama(Chicken Stewed in Wine, Garlic and Cinnamon). This would also make a simple dinner paired witha big green salad. From Cat Cora's Kitchen cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12-1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus kosher salt to taste
  • 10 ounces egg noodles (or penne or rigatoni, or macaroni)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons grated pecorino cheese (or kasseri if you can find it) or 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese (or kasseri if you can find it)
  • 12 cup pecorino cheese, for serving (or Parmesan)
  • 14 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add 1/2-1 tbls. of the salt and the pasta. Cook until al dente, 5-7 minutes(until it still has a little bite to it-not too soft). Drain.
  2. In a large saute pan, melt butter over medium hight heat. Add the pasta and 3 tbls. grated cheese.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and toss.
  4. Top with remaining cheeses and serve hot. Enjoy! Opa!
Most Helpful

A nice and simple pasta dish -- could be used as a side or main dish. Thank you so much for sharing!

iewe June 14, 2010

Mmmmm! THE Friday night supper of my childhood ~ a great mac and cheese! True comfort food! I went a little lighter on the salt and added a few extra grinds of pepper. Thanks for sharing Sharon. Made for Zwizzle Chicks for ZWT6.

ElaineAnn June 11, 2010

This is a very pleasant dish. It's reminiscent of the original Alfredo sauce, which was only butter and cheese. Made for ZWT 6.

Chocolatl June 10, 2010