Pasta with Sage and Brown Butter

As we wind down the winter months here in Wisconsin and gear up for spring, I thought I would introduce one of those comforting dishes that is just perfect for fall or winter months. In my opinion, this dish can be served anytime of the year as it is not only super easy to make, but it just pleases you in every way. I’m talking about pasta with a sage and brown butter sauce.

Pasta with Sage and Brown Butter Recipe

We first planted sage a couple of years ago in our backyard. Not knowing much about the herb, I just figured that I would grow it, along with the mint, rosemary, and bay leaves, only to be used in the early fall months, especially sage. Little did I know that much like our mint that sprouts up with open arms every year ready to take over parts of my lawn, sage did the same darn thing. I liked that. Actually, I loved that. So as I looked at the sage, I knew that I wanted to make a super simple pasta dish for my wife, and myself for that matter. A dish so easy to make that you will be blown away by the comforting reward.

Serves 2

  • 1/2 lb of Orecchiette pasta (or your favorite pasta)
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 6 fresh sage leaves, minced
  • 2 tbsp Grated Parmesan cheese, to your taste
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cracked black pepper

Begin by bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Add in the pasta, and cook for about 11 minutes.

During this time, make the brown butter sauce. To a skillet, add the butter and cook on a medium heat until the butter browns. This will take about 5 minutes or so depending on the burner. Once browned, add in the minced sage leaves, give a stir, and set it aside.

Recipe for Pasta with Sage and Brown Butter

When the pasta is done cooking, add it to the skillet, stirring and tossing along the way. Add in the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper,  and give it another good stir. The sauce will begin sticking to the pasta, making a nice rich brown butter pasta.

Add to your serving bowls, top with a bit more grated parmesan cheese, and garnish with a sage leaf.

It does not get any easier than that. Give this one a shot. It’s comforting to say the least! Hope you enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

3 thoughts to “Pasta with Sage and Brown Butter”

  1. Dax, this recipe looks wonderful. I don’t cook NEARLY enough with sage, mostly because I haven’t been exposed to many recipes that include it…seeing this pasta recipe definitely inspires me to try sage out. Looks great!

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