Instant pot buttered egg noodles recipe or instant pot garlic butter pasta noodles using egg noodles, garlic and butter is so delicious, quick and easy to prepare using the instant pot.
How long to cook egg noodles in the instant pot?
I cooked the egg noodles for only 1 minute time in the instant pot along with a natural pressure release time of 12 minutes.
The total time in the recipe to includes the time for the instant pot to come to pressure and also the time needed for a pressure release.
I do not recommend quick release for pasta for safety reasons and to avoid any hot liquid mess.
The noodles is on the softer side with a creamy, saucy texture as we do a natural pressure release method for this recipe, for about 12 minutes.
This is not a quick method of making the buttered noodles since the instant pot takes some time to come into pressure and also it takes some time for the time needed for natural pressure release before you do the manual pressure release.
However why I love making pasta and noodles in the instant pot is because once you add the ingredients, it does its job without you being there so its really easy that way since we don’t have to babysit the pot and so the work is much lesser.
I tried this with Amish narrow noodles as well as wide egg noodles.
From my experience, spaghetti noodles need more water to cook and they do not get cooked fast like the egg noodles.
So I always use more water to cook the spaghetti noodles which turns out perfect every time. To see how to cook spaghetti noodles in the IP, see this easy instant pot spaghetti noodles recipe here.
This instant pot noodles as you see in above picture is prepared using Amish style narrow egg noodles and it is delicious!
Just like we can make one pot pasta in instant pot (recipe here), we can also make instant pot noodles in instant pot without needing to boil the noodles or draining the water.
This is a very simple and easy kid friendly noodles recipe too, and the recipe is flexible in terms of flavor and you may add more suitable spices and flavors to this dish, as you like. And this is my 400th blog post in this blog as well!!
This is a creamy instant pot buttered noodles recipe with creamy texture coming from the butter and more flavor from the onion and garlic powder that we use. You may adjust the flavors as you desire.
If you do not want to use garlic or onion powders but want to try some other flavors, you can easily do that!
If you like to additional black pepper powder or dried oregano powder (than recommended in the recipe), you can just sprinkle it on the prepared buttered noodles and enjoy!
I initially used the Amish style narrow home style egg noodles (which had a cooking time of 12 to 20 minutes on stove top according to the directions in the package for stove top cooking, but its cooked faster in the instant pot!) for this instant pot buttered noodles recipe.
I have tried this with other kind of egg noodles like the wide egg noodles and so adjusting the cooking time accordingly which should work for most of the egg noodles (they cook really faster!).
How To Make Instant Pot Buttered Egg Noodles?
We use the following ingredients to make the buttered noodles in instant pot.
12 oz egg noodles
4 cups water or vegetable broth
salt as needed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons dried oregano powder
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
whole milk ½ cup
shredded cheese ¼ cup
Steps To Follow (The Process)
Ad the egg noodles to the instant pot and also add the salt, onion powder and garlic powder (sprinkle across the noodles).
Pour the water through top of the noodles and place the butter on top (preferably sliced into cubes).
Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position, and pressure cook in high pressure for 1 minute.
Once the cooking is done, wait for a natural pressure release for about 12 minutes. Carefully and gradually do a controlled manual release by turning the lid to venting position gradually and slowly after about 12 minutes of natural pressure release.
Once the pressure is all released, carefully open the lid. Add the olive oil, milk and cheese, stir in everything gently.
Sprinkle the oregano powder and black pepper powder and the delicious buttered noodles is ready!
Spaghetti Noodles To Make Instant Pot Buttered Noodles
Can you use spaghetti noodles for preparing buttered noodles? Spaghetti noodles is very tasty for preparing buttered noodles but may need more water and more cooking time for preparation.
As I told earlier, egg noodles tend to cook much faster.
So if you use spaghetti noodles, it usually comes as 16 oz noodles, for which I recommend start using 5 cups of water but you have to see if the water is barely covering the noodles and if needed you may add a little more water.
I have noticed that the egg noodles actually cook perfectly even if all the noodles are not covered in water so do not add more water than recommended for the egg noodles.
Also use 3 minutes of cooking time for spaghetti noodles instead of the one minute cooking time that we use for egg noodles here.
How To Make The Buttered Egg Noodles Taste Better?
Plain buttered egg noodles is awesome because its easy to prepare and delicious on its own and its kid friendly as well.
However, you can always make egg noodles or any buttered noodles taste even better by simply adding flavors of your choice.
I have used tried using sauteed onions along with garlic powder, oregano powder, black pepper powder etc for more flavor. You can even sprinkle more spices like red chili flakes if you like it spicy.
Sauteing onions is more tasty and add more flavor, but just using onion powder is way more easier which simplified the recipe.
Most of the time, we go for buttered noodles as a side or when we are in a hurry, so adding onion powder, garlic powder and any flavor of your choice will help you make flavorful buttered noodles which is also more easy to do!
Also you may use vegetable broth instead of water if you want to improve the flavor of the buttered noodles.
See more flavors you can add in for making the buttered noodles taste even better (some of these we have used in the recipe):
dried oregano powder
black pepper powder
fresh or dried parsley
red chili flakes – to make it spicy if you like
cayenne pepper – to make spicy
broth instead of water – to add more flavor
Variations for different kinds of pasta to make buttered noodles
In this buttered noodles recipe, we use egg noodles but you may want to make buttered noodles or pasta with other popular kinds of pasta as well.
So here I am giving you an idea on how to make buttered noodles or pasta with other kinds of pasta noodles as well based on the pasta to water ratio and cooking time I have used for different kinds of pasta shells.
12 oz egg noodles 4 cups of water – cook 1 minute in high pressure and 12 minutes natural pressure release
16 oz spaghetti noodles 5 cups of water – cook for 3 minutes in high pressure and 12 minutes natural pressure release
16 oz elbow pasta 4 cups of water – cook 1 minute in high pressure and 10 minutes natural pressure release
16 oz rotini pasta 4 cups of water – cook 1 minute in high pressure and 10 minutes natural pressure release
16 oz penne pasta 5 cups of water – cook 1 minute in high pressure and 10 minutes natural pressure release
16 oz farfalle or bow tie pasta 5 cups of water – cook 1 minute in high pressure and 10 minutes natural pressure release
16 oz medium shells 5 cups of water – cook for 1 minute in high pressure and 10 minutes natural pressure release
16 oz small shells 4 cups of water – cook for 1 minute in high pressure and 10 minutes natural pressure release
So here you can read the buttered egg noodles recipe in detail.
Instant Pot Buttered Egg Noodles With Garlic
- Place the noodles in the instant pot.
- Also add the salt, onion powder and garlic powder (sprinkle across the noodles).
- Add the water by pouring the water through top of the noodles (which helps to prevent the top layer noodles from drying). Place the butter on top (preferably sliced into cubes).
- Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position, press manual and pressure cook in high for 1 minute (in case you use spaghetti noodles instead of egg noodles, you will need to break the spaghetti noodles and make sure to barely cover the noodles in water and cook for 3 minutes. This is because spaghetti noodles need more cooking time than egg noodles).
- Once the cooking is done (which will be done once enough pressure is built up inside the pot), wait for a natural pressure release for about 12 minutes. After that, carefully and gradually do a controlled manual pressure release.
- Once the pressure is all released, carefully open the lid. Add the olive oil and gently stir the noodles (you can use a fork or good quality spatula) so the top layer of noodles will get mixed up with the rest of the noodles. Also add the milk and shredded cheese, stir in gently to blend with the noodles.
- Also sprinkle the black pepper powder and oregano powder, gently mix in and serve!