Simple Sage and Butter Pasta

Hearty and loaded with herby flavor, this quick pasta dinner could hardly be easier.

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Ingredients (7)

  • 1/2 pound fettuccine or spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 12 fresh sage leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Return pasta to pot.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add sage leaves. Cook until butter browns and sage becomes almost crispy, about 7 minutes. Stir in lemon juice.
  3. Add to pasta and toss to coat.
  4. Stir in pasta water. Cook over medium heat until water is absorbed. Stir in Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

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