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Creamy Parmesan Noodles

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


  • 6 ounces 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


  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, parsley, basil and lemon-pepper. Stir in water; keep warm.
  • In a saucepan, saute garlic in remaining butter for 1 minute or until golden brown.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 354 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 333mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • Momof4.5
    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
    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
    Jan 24, 2011

    very good

  • ant maf
    Jan 29, 2009

    Where is the cottage cheese, which I like?Maryanne from Brookville, IN