In used to buy home-made lemon ravioli from an Italian fresh pasta place near our home, and would always make them at home with just butter and sage,...
Ah, butter and sage sauce, how do I love thee? With such a classic Italian pasta sauce, I feel like there should be a whole sheaf somewhere of odes and sonnets written by on-the-run home chefs singing the literal praises of what might be the easiest pasta sauce in my repertoire.
But you can be sure, like so much of Italian traditional cooking, what looks easy often tastes like a million bucks, and more importantly, like it was a long process in the making, requiring much devotion and time in the kitchen.
The classic Butter and Sage sauce couldn't be further from this reality, and yet, earns every accolade you'll be lavishing up on this great Italian pasta sauce when it comes to your rescue on a particularly busy weeknight. We all know that dried pasta is a life-saver when you're on the go and trying to put together a dinner worthy of ensnaring everyone around the dinner table.
For the picky eaters, it represents a humble yet reliable pasta sauce recipe for anything from penne to handmade, fresh tagliatelle. There's nothing this genuine pasta sauce recipe can't manage, and no chef is unable to make a killer butter and sage pasta sauce from scratch.
Follow these quick, easy steps below and get ready to wow your friends and loved ones with both your knowledge of traditional Italian pasta recipes and sauces, but also with an amazing pasta sauce, dish after dish!
for 4 servings
This sauce takes a very small amount of time to make!
At this point, your pasta should be ready to boil in a large pot of salted water.
Once the pasta is boiling, set aside half a small amount of cooking water.
Put a medium sautè pan on low-medium heat.
Melt the butter in the pan, making sure it doesen't burn.
Add sage leaves and reserved cooking liquid from pasta.
Allow to cook for a few minutes on low heat, until sauce is thickened but not too dense.
Add cooked pasta to sauce and blend.
Elaina Borer Thursday 20th of May 2021
The easiest and best pasta sauce!
In used to buy home-made lemon ravioli from an Italian fresh pasta place near our home, and would always make them at home with just butter and sage, as it goes great with everything and is never overpowering! Amazing!