Simple Pasta With Butter Sauce

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs
  • Servings: 2
  • About This Recipe

    “Never mind the butter sauce. Whatever is your preference. If you are preparing a butter sauce, I think this is an excellent way to prepare the pasta.”

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 lbpasta
  • 3/4 cupbutter
  • 1teaspoongrated parmesan cheese
  • 3teaspoonsdried oregano
  • 2cloves, fresh pressed garlic
  • 1/2 cupmixed diced vegetables or 2tablespoonsdried vegetable flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoonblack pepper
  • 1pinchcayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoonolive oil
  • 3pinchessalt
  • Directions

  • First, to the pasta water, add 3 pinches of salt, 1 clove pressed garlic, 2 tsp of dried oregano, veggies.
  • Bring to a full boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Then bring it back to a full boil, and add the pasta.
  • It works.
  • Meantime, in a saucepan, add butter, parmesan cheese, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1 clove pressed garlic, 1/2 tsp black pepper, pinch of cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp olive oil.
  • Melt on simmer, and stir well.
  • Drain the pasta, place in a service bowl, add the sauce, a generous sprinkling of parmesan cheese, and toss.
  • Serve.
  • Enjoy.
  • Reviews

  • “Didn’t quite understand the pasta cooking method. The directions made it sound like you simply drop it and it’s done. I still had to cook my angel hair pasta on a rolling boil for about 8 minutes after doing thw boil –> 15 minutes simmer –> boil thing. Decent recipe though.”

  • “This was excellent! The method for cooking the vegetables and then adding the pasta is one that I will use since it works out so well. I used lantern shaped pasta and chopped up broccoli and fresh mushrooms for the vegetables, which I doubled. I love meatless meals and this was a perfect choice! Thanks so much for posting!!”

  • “Simple and wonderful!!I used linguine and added Chili’s Spicy Garlic & Lime Shrimp (Recipe #76470) on top and me and my pregnant significant other couldn’t stop eating it!For the vegetables, I used frozen mixed vegetables and the recipe come out perfect.Thank you John for a great recipe!!”

  • “Not sure how effective the pasta method was because I didn’t try it without the sauce.Good taste and pretty simple!”

  • “Excellent recp. Very good, I loved the prep directions on the water and intend to use them for pretty much all pasta cooking (with slight variatons depending).”

  • “This one is a keeper!Both for the pasta preparation and for the sauce.It is simple and sooo very good.This was a spur of the moment thing for me to make so I didn’t have veggies or flakes to add, but it was great without.”

  • “I am going through a bit of a butter sauce phase so I enjoyed the opportunity to make this. The olive oil stops the butter sauce from burning.Don’t add salt if your butter is salted.Good lunch dish and it was also popular with my 3 year old.”

  • “Hi,like your pasta.Please e-mail me.Ed,e_maker@hotmail.comThanks”

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