There are few foods more comforting (or more easy to pull together) than a simple pasta with butter and cheese. You can add caramelized onions, peas, roasted red peppers and prosciutto. You can add some roughly chopped tomatoes and a little pesto. Or, you can add the simplest of pasta accoutrements: fried sage leaves.

It's especially important when making such a simple recipe to use the best ingredients. That means great pasta and really nice Parmesan - none of that pre-grated kind in the can!

Since my boyfriend is away this weekend I can make just enough for myself, but it's easy to increase the ingredients for more people.



Brown butter pasta with fried sage
for one

Small handful of linguini: about 1/8 box
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
5 fresh sage leaves

Make pasta according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt the butter over low heat. Continue to cook until beginning to brown. Add sage leaves. Fry for about 30 seconds, flip and fry about 30 more seconds. Remove sage leaves and drain on paper towel. Continue to cook the butter until it's a nice, golden brown color. Toss with cooked pasta and cheese, until cheese is melted and incorporated. Top with fried sage leaves.


There are few foods more comforting (or more easy to pull together) than a simple pasta with butter and cheese. You can add caramelized onions, peas, roasted red peppers and prosciutto. You can add some roughly chopped tomatoes and a little pesto. Or, you can add the simplest of pasta accoutrements: fried sage leaves.

It's especially important when making such a simple recipe to use the best ingredients. That means great pasta and really nice Parmesan - none of that pre-grated kind in the can!

Since my boyfriend is away this weekend I can make just enough for myself, but it's easy to increase the ingredients for more people.



Brown butter pasta with fried sage
for one

Small handful of linguini: about 1/8 box
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
5 fresh sage leaves

Make pasta according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt the butter over low heat. Continue to cook until beginning to brown. Add sage leaves. Fry for about 30 seconds, flip and fry about 30 more seconds. Remove sage leaves and drain on paper towel. Continue to cook the butter until it's a nice, golden brown color. Toss with cooked pasta and cheese, until cheese is melted and incorporated. Top with fried sage leaves.