Noodles Romanoff


Chef’s Notes: When I lived in Virginia, there was a diner that served the best barbeque chicken I’ve ever had, and a crazy-good side dish called Noodles Romanoff – noodles with a garlicky, cheesy, sour creamy sauce.

I’ve tried many recipes in an attempt to duplicate those Noodles Romanoff, and nothing even came close. So when I found this recipe, I was skeptical. Especially since the “cheese” is the orange powder from a box of mac ‘n’ cheese. Nevertheless, I decided to try it. And…surprise!…this is about the closest I’ve come yet to Virginia.

I made the recipe almost exactly as written. I eliminated the onion, used a bit more garlic and orange powder, and added a splash of milk because it was rather thick. I also cut the recipe yield.

This won’t win any awards, but it’s pretty darn tasty.

Noodles Romanoff

Noodles Romanoff

Noodles Romanoff
Serves 2

2 C. dry extra wide egg noodles
1/2 T. butter
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 C. sour cream
2 T. orange powder from a mac ‘n’ cheese box mix (half the package)
2 T. shredded Parmesan cheese (the fresh stuff, not the powdered stuff)
2 T. milk
2 T. fresh parsley
Fresh cracked pepper

Cook noodles to desired doneness. While the noodles are cooking, sauté the garlic in the butter in a medium saucepan. When the noodles are cooked, drain and add to the garlic butter mixture. Stir in the sour cream, orange powder, Parmesan cheese, and milk. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring often, until warmed through. Stir in parsley and sprinkle with pepper.

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One Response to Noodles Romanoff

  1. amber says:

    I made this for dinner the other night. It was good! Mine was also a bit dry. Next time I would add more milk, but slightly decrease the garlic and onions, as those were the prominent flavors. Mmmm… cheese and noodles. Fabulous.

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