Have you tried BROWNED butter on your noodles? Cook the butter (carefully) until it turns toasty-brown, it's like the melted-cheese of butter, it tastes sooooooo good once browned. Very flavourful, a little goes a long way - A small amount tossed with pasta, and a sprinkle of grated cheese if desired - kids might like that! My son does. (But, such a dish is kind of a rare-treat around our house).
Alternatively, cook your pasta, take out your portion, toss YOUR portion with butter or pesto or whatever is working for YOU, and the rest of the pot with the family's sauce-of-choice.
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 164.0