Herbed Spaghetti With Butter

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Redsie

From Every Day Food.

Top Review by Mandy

I made a half batch of this to go alongside some steak & vegies using fresh parsley, basil, oregano & thyme. I love the subtleness of the lemon flavour with the herbs, very simple way to jazz up the humble spaghetti.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • coarse salt and pepper
  • 12 lb thin whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 14 cup finely chopped fresh herb (such as parsley, tarragon, and chives)


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente according to package instructions.
  2. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  3. Return pasta to pot.
  4. Stir in butter, lemon zest, juice, and herbs
  5. season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add some of the reserved pasta water to adjust consistency, if needed.
  7. Serve.

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