Brown Butter Pasta

Buttered pasta isn’t just for kids! Browning the butter first will elevate this pasta into an adult version of this classic dish!

Brown Butter Pasta

Course: Main Course
Author: The Mill Town Kitchen


  • 1 box penne pasta
  • 1 stick butter


  • Cook your pasta in heavily salted water
  • While the pasta is cooking, add your butter into a sauce pot
  • Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, whisking frequently (never leave this butter alone.  As it gets close to being done, it will foam up on you, so keep a close eye on it always)
  • Shortly after the butter foams, it will be done.  As you whisk, you’ll see the butter turn to a deep golden color.  Remove from heat.
My favorite way to serve this pasta is with a big bunch of chopped Broccolini and of course, Parmesan cheese. 
For the Broccolini, I fill a saute pan with about 1/2 inch of water and boil the broccolini for 2-3 minutes.  Then chop it up in bite sized pieces.  Of course, you can use any vegetable that you like, or none at all. 

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