Pasta with Buttered Egg Sauce

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Eggs, butter, pasta and a few herbs come together in a rich and silky sauce that is fast enough for a weeknight and elegant enough for company!


  • 6 ounces fettuccine
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter
  • 3 eggs, beaten well
  • 12 tablespoons fresh chopped herbs (parsley, thyme and sage all work well)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta in heavily salted water until done. Save 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large deep frying pan over medium heat. When it is melted, stir in eggs. Cook until just barely set, stirring once or twice to break them up.
  3. Add pasta and herbs and toss with tongs until the pasta and eggs are combined. Add a little pasta water as needed to give the eggs a sauce-like consistency.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve right away on warm plates. Feel much better.