Vegetables & Side Dishes: Side Dishes

Last Editorial Review: 4/7/2008


Noodles with Butter and Cheese (Beginner Recipe)

Children in France are often served this pasta dish at home and in restaurants, although the cheese usually used there is Gruyere.p>


  • 2 cups cooked macaroni noodles (whole-grain blend)
  • 2 teaspoons whipped butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup grated cheese of your choice (reduced-fat cheddar, reduced-fat Jack cheese, or shredded Parmesan


  1. Spread the noodles out in a medium-sized, microwave-safe bowl. Sprinkle the pieces of butter over the top of noodles. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the noodles and stir the mixture together. Microwave another 30-60 seconds to melt cheese.

2 servings

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 260 calories, 13 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 6.5 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 5.2 g fiber, 17 mg cholesterol, 129 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 23%.

© 2008 Elaine Magee

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