Mimi's Organic Eats » Lunch & Dinner Recipes » Butter Parmesan Pasta

Butter Parmesan Pasta

This Butter Parmesan Pasta is an ode to childhood when your mom would make you just plain noodles with butter and parmesan. I took this up a notch with my Homemade Italian Sausage and fresh basil so you have a meal the whole family will love!

If you love pasta as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Baked Feta Pasta, Mushroom Zucchini Baked Pasta, or my Meyer Lemon Zucchini Pasta.

butter parmesan pasta

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Did your mom make you Butter Noodles as a kid? It was a common request in our house, to eat Butter Noodles – basically noodles with butter and parmesan (and of course salt in my case). It was a comfort food, if we weren't feeling too well, or if we were upset my mom would offer us Butter Noodles. Something she wouldn't normally give us as a meal – all carbs, no protein, and no veggies, haha. We had very balanced meals in my house on a daily basis. So, Butter Noodles were a delicious treat.

So now that I am an adult, I make my own version of Butter Noodles, which is just this super easy Butter Parmesan Pasta recipe. I've elevated my childhood noodles with Homemade Italian Sausage, mushrooms, onions, and spinach. This makes for a balanced meal, but still nostalgic pasta, that I can feel good about eating!

Delaney I make a some version of this regularly in our house. Sometimes we mix it up with different veggies like bell peppers, zucchini, squash, red onion, broccoli – you can use any mix of veggies you like. I've tried them all, and they are all delicious in this recipe! That makes this recipe super flexible as you can use what you have in your fridge, which is usually what I do!

butter parmesan pasta
butter parmesan pasta

Ingredients for Butter Parmesan Pasta

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Organic Penne Noodles (or any noodles of your choice!)

Homemade Italian Sausage

Organic Mushrooms

Organic Yellow Onion

Organic Spinach

Organic Parmesan

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Frontier Co-Op Organic Black Pepper

butter parmesan pasta
butter parmesan pasta

Butter Parmesan Pasta

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



Learn how to make this easy Butter Parmesan Pasta recipe.


  • Pasta
  • 2 pounds organic Penne noodles

  • 2 pounds organic Italian Sausage

  • 2 tablespoons organic salted butter

  • 1 large organic yellow onion, sliced

  • 1 pound organic mushrooms, sliced

  • For Serving
  • Organic spinach

  • Organic salted butter

  • Organic fresh parmesan

  • Salt and pepper


  • Cook the noodles per the instructions on the package, drain, and set aside. While the noodles are cooking, cook sausage and veggies.
  • In a large skillet, add the sausage and cook over medium heat until it starts to cook through and lightly brown. Turn heat up to medium/high and brown and continue to cook until done. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add the butter and onions. Cook over medium heat until onions are translucent, add the mushrooms and continue to cook until lightly browned.
  • In large bowl, add the noodles, sausage, onions and mushrooms and toss completely.
  • To serve: Place a bed of spinach in each bowl, add hot pasta on top, 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter, and stir. The hot pasta will cook the spinach as you stir and combine the butter.
  • Grate fresh parmesan on top and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.


  • Gluten Free – Use gluten free pasta.
  • High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Join Our Organic Community!

butter college hoodie in mustard

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *