Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

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 Nutrition


  1. First, to the pasta water, add 3 pinches of salt, 1 clove pressed garlic, 2 tsp of dried oregano, veggies.
  2. Bring to a full boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Then bring it back to a full boil, and add the pasta.
  4. It works.
  5. 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.
  6. Melt on simmer, and stir well.
  7. Drain the pasta, place in a service bowl, add the sauce, a generous sprinkling of parmesan cheese, and toss.
  8. Serve.
  9. Enjoy.


Most Helpful

Simple and tasted pretty good. If you're looking for something really buttery, this recipe is it, but I find that I like it with a lot less. Just enough to coat the pasta.

catholicpunk August 04, 2015

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.

jaredoliveira February 11, 2013

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!!

mydesigirl March 06, 2009

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