Creamy Parmesan Noodles Recipe
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Creamy Parmesan Noodles Recipe

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MY MOTHER served noodles with cottage cheese as a main dish on many a meatless Friday. I altered the recipe a little as a side dish, but it still makes a good main dish. I especially like to serve it with Swiss steak...the special blend of flavors makes it companionable to any meal, though. -Elizabeth Ewan, Cleveland , Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 cups hot cooked thin noodles
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • Additional parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 354 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 333mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, parsley, basil and lemon-pepper. Stir in water; keep warm.
  2. In a saucepan, saute garlic in remaining butter for 1 minute or until golden brown.
  3. Place noodles in a serving bowl; top with garlic mixture. Sprinkle with half of the Parmesan cheese; toss lightly. Spoon cream sauce over noodles and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Garnish with parsley if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Parmesan Noodles in Reminisce January/February 1998, p49

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Momof4.5 User ID: 6560778 249530
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2016

"My kids loved this. It's simple but delicious. I added baby green peas to it and served it with a side salad to make it a meal."

wrenjen523 User ID: 7407554 45378
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

"cut it in half, and added Tuna to make it a main dish. It was perfect and easily served me for three solid meals. I over ate at all three meals, so didn't have quite enough for a fourth meal, but easily serves as the recipe calls, and was simple. Instead of boiling separate water I used pasta water, and then poured everything in the saucepan and coated it like that, worked perfectly. Should have added a bit more pasta water though."

johnsen User ID: 2755435 78933
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"very good"

ant maf User ID: 1406466 49915
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"Where is the cottage cheese, which I like?

Maryanne from Brookville, IN"

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