Not Your Mama’s Ramen – Lemon Pepper Noodles

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Sometimes you need a meal idea and you need one quickly! This is my version of Ramen noodles only tastier and quicker.

Here is what you will need:

4 C. Leftover Noodles (I used spaghetti)

2 TBSP. Butter

1 TBSP. Lemon Pepper

1 tsp. Minced Garlic

Melt the butter in a skillet on medium high heat. Add the seasonings and stir together until the butter is melted. Add the cold spaghetti to the skillet and stir until the noodles are heated through and coated in the lemon butter.

This recipe is kid approved!

Cajun Chicken Alfredo

I have the easiest recipe ever for Alfredo sauce! I adapted my version from the Pioneer Woman’s and believe me it tastes just like what you would get in an Italian restaurant. No more of that jarred stuff. I can do spaghetti sauce in a jar, but something has always turned me off of that alfredo sauce in a jar.

Here’s what you need

  • 1 Pound of Fettucini (or other pasta you like)
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 1 Cup of Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup of Parmesan Cheese (I don’t use anything fancy here)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

This recipe reminds me of Truvy’s cuppa, cuppa, cuppa recipe off of Steel Magnolias. Only here it is all ones. One pound, One stick, One cup, One Cup…so easy to remember!

Start by putting your pot of water on to boil for your pasta.

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Then melt your stick of butter in a medium saucepan.

Once the butter is melted add in your heavy cream.

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Whisk that together and add in your Parmesan cheese. Once your pasta water is boiling add your pasta to that pot.

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After your Parmesan cheese is mixed in add salt and pepper to taste.

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If your sauce seems too thick you can thin it down with more heavy cream or some of your pasta water. You want it to be on the thinner side, because it gets thicker as it cools down.

Add your sauce to your pasta and you are ready to eat. My kids love just the noodles and sauce, but I decided to make some Cajun chicken to put on top of the adults pasta. It made it even more out of this world!

Cajun Chicken

Season the chicken liberally with the seasoning. Place the chicken breast in a hot oiled skillet.

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Let brown on one side and flip over.

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Once the chicken is browned well on both sides, cover the pan with a lid and cook on medium to medium low while you prepare the pasta and sauce.

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When done slice the chicken breast and serve over the pasta and sauce.

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