Butter and Fresh Sage Sauce

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Phil Franco

An easy quick dish as long as you have some sage leaves. Serve with your favorite pasta. Add 1 cup of the hot water, from the pasta-cooking pot to the ingredients

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat, lay in the sage leaves and heat until the butter is sizzling gently. Toast the leaves for 1 minute or so.
  2. Ladle in 1 cup boiling pasta water; stir the sauce and simmer for about 2 minutes and reduce liquid by half before adding pasta. Grind the black pepper directly into the sauce. Add lemon juice.
  3. Keep the sauce hot over very low heat; return to a simmer just before adding pasta
  4. Finish cooked pasta and sauce in the skillet. Off the heat, toss in the cheese just before serving.

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