Sage Brown Butter Sauce

The other day my mom was asking what to do with all the sage she is growing in her garden.  I suggested a mouth-watering Sage Brown Butter Sauce to go with a heavy pasta, such as gnocchi, ravioli, or tortellini.  It only has three ingredients that can come together in less than 15 minutes for a quick and easy mid-week meal.  Don’t forget the crusty bread to sop up the sauce!

6 tbs butter
2 tbs sage, chopped
1/4 cup parmesan
1/3 cup pasta water
heavy pasta, I used meat ravioli

Chop up the sage and melt the butter over medium-low heat in a skillet.

Once butter begins to bubble add in the sage.

Swirl the pan occasionally to ensure the butter or sage doesn’t burn.  When it starts to brown add in parmesan.  It will make the sauce foam a little.

After boiling your pasta save 1/3 cup of the water.  The starch from the pasta releases into the water and helps thicken the sauce.  Add the water into the pan.

Toss together your pasta and sauce in the skillet.

The sage should becomes crisp in the sauce.  Mmmm!


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