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! Move over tomatoes…here comes the pasta with egg sauce!
why you will love this recipe
This recipe combines all of these comfort food ingredients with a sprinkling of herbs to make this comfort food supper. And it does it all in about 20 minutes.
So the next time you just need a soothing supper and you need it NOW, here’s how you make it.
ingredients you need
ingredient notes and substitutions
- Pasta: Linguine and spaghetti will also work.
- Eggs: Use extra large or jumbo so you have ample egg in your sauce.
- Butter: I always go for salted, but unsalted will work too.
- Your choice of fresh chopped herbs: My faves are parsley and thyme, but you be you!
- Salt and Pepper: Freshly ground pepper if you can.
here’s how you make this recipe
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
If you break it down, this is basically a combination of buttered pasta mixed with very soft scrambled eggs and a little bit of herbs, but you need to put it together in a specific way to give it that perfect something something.
STEP 1: Start by cooking up your pasta – I like to use fettuccine for this one. Among other things, it’s good for twirling. I am a fan of twirling. When your pasta is done, scoop out some of the pasta water.
STEP 2: Next, scramble your eggs very, very gently in generous amount of butter. You want them barely set.
STEP 3: As soon as your eggs are set, add the cooked pasta and a handful of herbs – I’ve made this with parsley, with thyme and with sage and they are all wonderful.
STEP 4: Toss it gently with tongs until the eggs and the pasta are all mixed up. If the eggs get a little too solid, add a little bit of pasta water to loosen things up. You want it sauce-like.
STEP 5: Add just a little bit of salt and pepper and transfer it to warmed plates.
STEP 6: Twirl.
I usually use extra large, but you can use whatever eggs you have on hand and it will be just as delicious!
When pasta cooks, it releases starch into the water (that is what makes it a little cloudy. And since hopefully you have thoroughly salted your water, at the end of the pasta cooking time you have a starchy, salty water that is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for making or loosening up a light pasta sauce. It’s truly magical.
If it is oregano or thyme or another softer dried herb then yes. Steer clear of the bigger ones like dried rosemary – they won’t soften up enough.
Leave your question in the comments and I will get back to you pronto!
All your worries just moved into the back seat, right? Scrambled eggs, pasta and butter.
And if you want to work some veggies in there, swap out the eggs for some cherry tomatoes with this delectable recipe for Pasta with Buttered Tomato Sauce.
Buttered Pasta. Works every time.
want to round out your meal?
We like to get some veggie side dishes in on the action, and since anything with eggs is a natural to pair with anything bacon-y, try this recipe for tomato bacon green beans.
If you would rather keep things more vegetarian, this recipe for a bowl of warm whipped carrots is just the comfort food ticket.
And no supper should end without dessert! I’m thinking we stay in the comfort food zone with some banana brownies!
other pasta and egg recipes we love!
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