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Herby Brown Butter Pasta

I'm baaaaaack!

It's been a while since I've played around in the kitchen since the end of my clinical rotation, traveling back home and getting back into the swing of things. With that being said, I've been learning more about doughs and trying to make some new things like bread and pasta.

I'm still trying to incorporate whole grains into the dishes I make and this is one easy way to add them in--who doesn't like pasta? Plus, making pasta by hand is a great way to get the whole family involved in making dinner. It does take a little effort and some patience, but the result is well worth it. With a product so tasty, you don't want to overdress it. A simple herby brown butter sauce and a bit of parmesan is the perfect touch to bring it all together.

Have you ever made pasta before? What's your favorite way top it? Let me know!

Herby Parmesan Brown Butter Pasta



Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 C whole wheat flour

  • 1 C all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 3 tbsp water

  • 1/4 C grated parmesan

  • 4 tbsp butter

  • 1 tbsp garlic

  • 4-5 sage leaves

  • 4-5 sprigs rosemary

  • 4-5 sprigs thyme

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer or medium bowl, whisk together flours and salt.

  2. Add the olive oil and eggs, stirring to combine. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time as needed until a loose dough forms.

  3. Knead the dough 5-6 minutes, until the dough is no longer sticky.

  4. Flip the dough onto a floured surface, cover with a bowl or kitchen towel and allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  5. Cut the dough into 4 equal parts, and roll out a rectangular sheet using either a pasta roller or rolling pin, until roughly 1/16" thick.

  6. Lightly flour each side of your pasta sheets and pass through a pasta cutter. If making by hand, cut each strip of pasta to 1/4" wide.

  7. Let the pasta hang for at least 15 minutes in order to dry out a bit and prevent sticking while cooking.

  8. While the pasta is hanging, make the brown butter by combining the butter, herbs and garlic together over medium-high heat. Continue cooking until the butter begins to brown and smells slightly nutty, about 3-4 minutes.

  9. Once you're ready to cook the pasta, bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add half of your pasta and cook for 2-3 minutes. You'll know the pasta is done when it begins to float. Remove the cooked pasta and repeat with the second half.

  10. Once pasta is cooked, toss with the brown butter and parmesan.

  11. Enjoy!

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