Thursday, May 5, 2011

Browned Butter and Sage Pasta Sauce

Fresh mushrooms, fresh sage, toasted walnuts,
smothered in browned butter served over
Wild Mushroom Agnolotti, that's what is
on the menu tonight.

This great pasta sauce is so easy and quick to
make and with fresh sage in the garden already
it is perfect for a quick dinner.

I whipped it up and served it over fresh 
Wild Mushroom Agnolotti from Costco.

Browned Butter and Sage Pasta Sauce

Heat oven to 350.  Place 1 C. walnuts on a baking dish
and toast for 10 minutes.  Check to see that they don't
over brown.

Meanwhile bring large pan of water to boil to cook
the pasta in. Add 1 T. salt when it comes to a rolling

In a large frying pan melt 1/3 C. butter and cook
on medium until the butter turns brown and nutty.
Pour the butter into another dish and cook 8 oz.
of crimini mushrooms that have been cleaned 
and sliced in the remaining butter in the pan.  Cook
until the mushrooms are soft.
You can use regular white button 
mushrooms if desired.

Cook 1 lb. Wild Mushroom Agnolotti in boiling
water for about 6 -8  minutes.  Drain.

Place the walnuts and browned butter in the 
frying pan with the mushrooms.  Bring back to
heat and add 2 T. chopped fresh sage.  Cook
until the sage softens.  Toss with the pasta
and serve while warm.

This is a quick week night meal but would also be nice 
enough for company.


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  1. This sauce looks like a winner. I love butter and brown butter makes it "mo better." Love the mosaic too. I haven't heard of that pasta from Costco, but then I haven't been there in awhile. Joni

  2. husband doesn't like sage, but this would be good even without it. The pasta sounds delicious...we don't have a Costco anywhere near us:(

  3. Yum, that looks light and delicious. Sage and browned butter are always a great combo.

  4. I agree, it does look good. Sounds easy to make and that is always a bonus. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  5. I love brown butter and sage, but I don't think I've had it with mushrooms. I'm salivating just thinking about it!


  6. Comfort food at it's finest! I am trying again this year to get a stand of sage in the garden. My Dad grew sage at the farm and all through the years we were able to have fresh sage during the summer months and dried for Thanksgiving stuffings. I have to have my own now, it's time.

  7. Brown butter and sage!! YUMMY!

    I just noticed your picture on your blog! You are beautiful!!


  8. This looks delicious. I like a simple pasta with a good sauce. I'll be making this soon.
    Happy Mother's Day! ~ Sarah

  9. I've never tried to make browned butter, might give it a go:@)

  10. I love the combination of flavors you have in this recipe.

    Happy Mother's Day! La

  11. Looks absolutely delish!

  12. Come cook for me, or open up Jackies kitchen from 2 to 4...I will wait to eat till then!

  13. This sounds wonderful! My sage is slowly starting to wake up from it's winter nap too :)

  14. Hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day Jacqueline!

  15. Just popping by to wish you a very Happy Mothers Day!

    I'm so glad I did, otherwise I might have missed this yummy sounding pasta dish.
    Add me to the list of those who don't have a Costco near me. Waaaaa! :-(

    I had a walnut & Gorgonzola tortellini recently that was out of this world. I bet your recipe is similar in flavors, except for the cheese. I hope I can get all the ingredients because I would love to try making it.
    Makes me think I need to plant some sage in my herb pot, too!

    Have a great Mothers Day, Jacqueline.

  16. Delicious! This dish has all the components needed for a memorable dinner.

  17. Oh My, this is another winner and I can't wait to try it! Thank you again Jackie, your recipes are always "SOOO GOOD"!

  18. This looks so good, Jackie! Toasting the walnuts makes them so flavorful! I'm hungry:)


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