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Spooky Lemon Butter Noodles with Witch Croutons

These butter noodles will be favorite of every kid in Halloween party, I can promise you that! Few simple ingredients, spooky looks and ready in no-time, all you have to arrange for is - colored, Halloween-theme pasta/noodles available in most stores during this time of the year.

Butter noodles are always favorite among kids. I added a little twist in basic butter sauce and added lemon juice to lighten it up. Even ff you want skip lemon juice for kids, i recommend you try it once with lemon juice. I bet you will love the taste. If do not have lemon juice, then use fresh orange or meyer lemon juice. Even though classic butter noodles are made with noodle-shaped egg pastas, I decided to go for semolina bow-tie pasta for color. If you can find blue/orange/red noodles in egg pasta, go for it. I have bought this blue-black bow-tie pasta from Home Goods store. It is colored with natural squid ink and food safe blue color.

I have added golden cherry tomatoes and halloween-theme croutons to further tie-up the spooky party theme. Making croutons was very easy. All you need is small-size cookie cutters to carve witch, bat, pumpkin, or skeleton faces out of bread slices. Or you can just make pasta without croutons too!

Spooky and kids favorite, Lemon-Butter Noodles are delicious in taste yet look nasty enough to steal the show!

I figured, day-old bread works best for cutting shapes. I dipped cutter in water once every-time before pressing cookie cutter onto bread slice. Keep adjusting cutter on bread slice to cut many croutons from single bread. I leave this one on you to figure out!! one little hint, kids are awesome at this job. ;)

Fun and delicious homemade witch-croutons! Kids will love to help you carve some!

One more spooky yet scrumptious recipe from my kitchen to yours!

Happy Halloween!

Spooky Halloween Treat, Lemon-Butter Noodles are delicious in taste yet look nasty enough to steal the show! and they are favorite of kids!

Spooky Lemon Butter Noodles with Witch Croutons

Spooky Lemon Butter Noodles with Witch Croutons
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Cuisine American Category Difficulty Easy Yields 4 Servings (Serves: 4)


    Lemon Butter Noodles (pasta)
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • Salt and Black Pepper (adjust per taste, extra salt needed to season pasta water)
  • 1 tsp Thyme (optional)
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes (golden or yellow tomatoes, halved)
  • 1/2 lbs Pasta (like egg-noodles, or squid-ink colored pasta for halloween theme )
  • 2 Lemon (juice of two lemons, about 4 tbsp)
  • Witch Croutons
  • 4-6 White Bread (4-6 slices, plus small Halloween theme cookie cutters)
  • Salt and Black Pepper (as per taste)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil


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  • Step for Recipe - Spooky Lemon Butter Noodles with Witch Croutons
    1. To make croutons, cut various shape using small cookie cutters out of slices of white bread. I dipped cutter in water once before cutting each croutons to prevent bread from tearing apart.
  • 2. On a sheet pan, spread all croutons, drizzle olive on top and sprinkle some salt. Heat a pan, add croutons and cook on medium heat until toasted and brown on all sides. Season with black pepper or some paprika (if okay with some heat). Set aside.
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    3. Bring a deep pot of water to rolling boil. Season with good amount of salt. Add pasta and cook as per package direction. I cooked this pasta for 6 minutes.
    Step for Recipe - Spooky Lemon Butter Noodles with Witch Croutons
    4. While pasta is cooking, slice tomatoes to halves. Also, add squeezed lemon juice into a large pasta bowl with butter and thyme. Drain cooked pasta (reserve 1/4 cup cooking liquid) and immediately to pasta bowl with lemon and butter. Mix gently to melt butter and coat pasta with silky lemon-butter sauce.
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    5. Add cherry tomatoes. Gently toss to combine. Serve immediately.
Savita's Notes:

If not serving immediately, then don't add cherry tomatoes to pasta and also reserve 1/4 cup of pasta liquid. Cut and store cherry tomato separately. Just before serving, add pasta liquid as needed to loosen-up, then heat pasta in microwave for 1-2 minutes, then add cherry tomatoes and serve!

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4 comment(s)

  1. @sallycooks, I am glad you and your kids like my idea of lemon butter noodles. many thanks for trying the recipe.
  2. I made your butter noodles yesterday. sauce came out really good. I liked the touch of lemon with butter, made it very tasty. I not had blue pasta, just tried with regular penne and my kids loved it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
  3. butter noodles!!! yummmmm
  4. really creepy!! blue color makes it so halloween festive and.... was it tasty??