Butter and Cheese Noodles(Makaronia)

Total Time
10 mins
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.

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  • 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

5 5

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

5 5

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.

5 5

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