Creamy Amish Butter Noodles are Old Fashioned Goodness

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Amish butter noodles are an old-fashioned comfort food recipe. Forget fancy ingredients and complicated techniques—this recipe is all about fluffy egg noodles bathed in rich broth and butter. This is Amish comfort food at its finest. 

And if your kids are picky eaters, like mine are, you will love this recipe. The creamy butter and rich broth create a comforting texture and taste for kids.  

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The secret to this simple recipe is browning the butter, which adds rich flavor to the buttery egg noodles. With just four basic ingredients this recipe is so easy, it’s almost too good to be true.

It’s the kind of meal meant to be shared around the table, with stories and laughter, perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. I’ll cover all the steps, from browning the butter to adding the egg noodles to soak up all that chickeny goodness. 

Are you looking for more Amish-inspired recipes? Try apple fritter bread, Amish broccoli salad, or Amish macaroni salad.

🥘Ingredient Notes

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • Butter
  • Chicken Bouillon Cube: This little cube is a flavor bomb that will infuse the noodles with that home-cooked chicken taste. 
  • Chicken Broth
  • Egg Noodles: You can buy Amish egg noodles, make homemade egg noodles, or just use standard grocery store egg noodles. 
Ingredients for cooking: chicken broth, egg noodles, butter, and a bouillon cube on a kitchen counter.

🥣How to Make Amish Butter Noodles

  1. First, grab a large saucepan and brown the butter on medium heat. Don’t walk away! Browning butter can happen quickly.
  2. As the butter melts, it will start to foam. Keep an eye on it and occasionally swirl the pan or stir the butter. 
  3. It’s ready when the butter turns a golden brown color and gives off a nutty aroma. This process usually takes about 4-5 minutes. Be careful not to burn the butter; it can quickly go from beautifully browned to burnt and bitter.
  4. Take the pan off the heat and add in the bouillon cube. Stir until it dissolves completely in the butter.
  5. Now, pour in the chicken broth. Return the pan to the heat and bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Once the mixture is boiling, add the egg noodles and return them to a second boil.
  7. Cover the pot and turn off the heat, leaving it on the burner. The noodles will cook in the steamy broth, and this is what gives them that incredible texture.
  8. Let it stand for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Pouring liquid batter into a pot on the stove.
Cook the broth, butter and chicken bouillon cube.
Pasta being poured into boiling water in a pot.
Add the egg noodles.

🍴Serving Ideas

When serving these Amish noodles, you’ve got a versatile side dish. Here are a few ways to turn these noodles from simple to simply amazing.

These noodles cozy up beautifully next to a juicy grilled chicken breast, a tender pork chop, or even a perfectly cooked steak. The rich, buttery flavor complements a variety of meats.

Or serve them with your favorite roasted vegetables or a big pan of green beans. Or sprinkle on some crushed red pepper for a taste that isn’t traditional but is delicious!

Got a gathering to attend? Bring a big batch of noodles, and you’ll be the hero of the potluck. They’re a crowd-pleaser that both kids and adults will love.

A bowl of cooked egg noodles garnished with herbs, ready to be served.

💭How to Store

Once cooled, pop any leftover noodles into an airtight container and slide them into the fridge. They’ll stay fresh and tasty for up to 5 days.

Add a splash of water or extra broth when you reheat your noodles to bring back that just-made taste. This will revive their texture and keep them from drying out. A quick warm-up on the stove or in the microwave is like you’re back at day one.

A fork twirling a serving of amish noodles.

⭐Tips

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • When browning butter, patience is your friend. Keep the heat on medium and stay vigilant. Take the pot off the burner when you smell that nutty aroma and see a golden hue.
  • Try making chicken stock for an extra layer of homemade goodness
  • Egg noodles come in various thicknesses. Remember, the thicker the noodles, the heartier the dish. Choose wide egg noodles for a more substantial bite or thin ones for a lighter forkful.
  • Fresh herbs can add a pop of color and flavor. A sprinkle of parsley or thyme right before serving adds freshness.

📝Reader Questions

What if I don’t have chicken broth?

Vegetable broth works as a great substitute. It’ll change the flavor profile slightly, but it’s still delicious.

Can I add cheese to these noodles? 

My kids always want to add cheese! A sprinkle of Parmesan or a handful of shredded cheddar can add a cheesy twist to this classic dish.

Are Amish Noodles gluten-free? 

Traditional Amish Noodles are made with wheat flour and are not gluten-free. However, you can find gluten-free egg noodles at many grocery stores if you require them.

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A bowl of egg noodles garnished with herbs on a wooden board.
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Amish Butter Noodles Recipe

Published By Anne
Amish Butter Noodles are a 4-ingredient recipe that is creamy, kid-approved, and perfect for busy nights. Plus, it's packed with old-fashioned flavor making it a dinnertime win.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Resting time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings: 6
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Ingredients
 

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 28 ounces chicken broth
  • 12 ounces egg noodles

Instructions

  • Put the butter in a saucepan on medium heat.
    2 tablespoons butter
  • As the butter melts, it will start to foam. Keep an eye on it and occasionally swirl the pan or stir the butter.
  • It’s ready when the butter turns a golden brown color and gives off a nutty aroma. This process usually takes about 4-5 minutes. Be careful not to burn the butter.
  • Take the pan off the heat and add in the chicken bouillon cube. Stir until it dissolves completely in the butter.
    1 chicken bouillon cube
  • Add the broth to the saucepan, put it back on the burner, and bring it to a boil.
    28 ounces chicken broth
  • Add the egg noodles and bring to a boil for a second time.
    12 ounces egg noodles
  • Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and turn off the heat, leaving it on the burner.
  • Let it stand for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

Notes

  • Be patient when browning the butter. Take the pot off the burner when you smell that nutty aroma and see a golden hue.
  • Either wide or thin egg noodles work fine in this recipe.
  • Add fresh herbs for a pop of color and flavor.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 1565kcal | Carbohydrates: 247g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 362mg | Sodium: 4151mg | Potassium: 992mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 927IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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