Egg Noodles With Crispy Croutons

READY IN: 17mins
Recipe by GaylaV

This is the way my family likes noodles served. It is easy and quick. Start the croutons when you put the water on to boil and they should be ready when the noodles are done. Of course, you can use extra butter but I try to restrain myself. Once the croutons are mixed in with the noodles everything does become buttery.

Top Review by ElaineAnn

This was a great side with a simple meatloaf dinner. I always love buttered noodles but the croutons make thos extra special. Thanks for posting Gayla. Made for PAC Spring 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 ounces egg noodles (could be a bit more, just add more butter)
  • 12 cup unsalted butter or 12 cup salted butter
  • 2 slices white bread (day old is good, I have also used multigrain and it is good too)
  • 1 pinch salt (to taste)
  • 14 teaspoon pepper (to taste)


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. When you put the water on to boil, place the butter in a small frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Tear the bread into small pieces for the croutons.
  4. When the butter is melted and sizzling (don't let it brown) add the pieces of bread.
  5. Watch the bread carefully and stir frequently so that it doesn't burn but will get crispy.
  6. Add the salt and pepper to the croutons.
  7. When the noodles are cooked, drain and place in your serving bowl.
  8. Add the croutons; stir to distribute well.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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