Pennsylvania Dutch Brown Butter Noodles

Pennsylvania Dutch Brown Butter Noodles Recipe

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Vickie Parks


In Pennsylvania Dutch communities, this is a very simple (yet classic) side dish that's usually served alongside roasts, fried chicken, baked ham, or pan-fried pork chops. To remain true to Pennsylvania Dutch custom, you should place a generous scoop of fresh cottage cheese on top of the noodles and then top the cottage cheese with a bit (a teaspoonful or so) of apple butter.


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5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 12-oz pkg
    extra wide egg noodles
  • 5 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 cup
    cottage cheese, to serve (optional)
  • 1/4 cup
    apple butter, to serve (optional)

How to Make Pennsylvania Dutch Brown Butter Noodles


  1. Cook egg noodles according to package directions.
  2. While egg noodles are cooking, melt the butter in a small skillet until lightly browned (but do not burn it).
  3. Drain noodles well. Place egg noodles back in pot (in which it was cooked). Add the browned butter, salt and pepper, and toss until noodles are well coated.
  4. Divide the noodles among dinner plates. If desired, top the noodles with a generous spoonful of cottage cheese, then top the cottage cheese with a bit of apple butter, and serve immediately.

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About Pennsylvania Dutch Brown Butter Noodles

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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