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So this is as simple at it gets.

10-Minute Creamy, Buttery Herbed Bucatini | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

But it is also utterly delicious. AND I MEAN THAT. <–All caps are so necessary here.

10-Minute Creamy, Buttery Herbed Bucatini | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

10-Minute Creamy, Buttery Herbed Bucatini | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

First though, how was everyone’s weekend?? Mine was beautiful, like so sunny and warm (well, if you think 30 degrees and full sunshine is warm). Not a cloud in the sky. I was actually supposed to be in Chicago this weekend, but some things happened and I had to bail on my mini trip last-minute. Totally bummed, but pretty happy I at least got in some sunshine and much needed computer work to help catch me back up…or really just stay up with things. Pretty sure I will NEVER be completely caught up.

I used to think I was one of those people who was always on top of things, but yeah, now I know I am not. Learning to just accept it and keep chugging a long. It’s working.

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Also, I do not know if it is all this sunshine (lovin’ all the sunshine on my face), but I am feeling all chipper this Monday. Like good ole things are coming my way this week. Things like being way too excited to meet the girl my younger brother is flying out all the way from Ohio. YEAH YOUNGER, but only by a year and half, he’s 19 (I guess he’s trying to make it pretty obvious that someone needs to get going with things…ME). Is it weird that I am beyond excited to mess with these two (can you read, “I NEED A LIFE”)? It’s the sisterly thing, right? Like, it’s my job. PLUS, this said brother will always have me wrapped around his finger. He really can do no wrong in my eyes, but I better like the girl…or you know, there could be trouble.

JUST KIDDING. Maybe.

10-Minute Creamy, Buttery Herbed Bucatini | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

10-Minute Creamy, Buttery Herbed Bucatini | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Anyway, we need to talk about this 10-minute creamy, buttery herbed bucatini. Seriously. It is possibly one of the easiest recipes I have on this blog, with just six ingredients, eight if you include the salt and pepper. And it really does take just ten minutes. Maybe fifteen if you are working slow, but ten if you’re on your game. AND… most of that time you are not even working. It’s just really time for the pasta to boil. HECK YES.

10-Minute Creamy, Buttery Herbed Bucatini | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

The base of the recipe is eggs. It’s actually a lot like a carbonara pasta, but simpler and buttery. Basically, it goes like this: boil the pasta. While the pasta boils, whisk the eggs with some parsley and basil, then add some parmesan. Drain the pasta, toss with the eggs and allow that hot pasta to cook the eggs and create the creamiest, most delicious sauce. Add the BUTTAH. Toss. DEVOUR.

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DONE.

10-Minute Creamy, Buttery Herbed Bucatini | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

I served this to my mom for lunch the day before she took off for China with my younger brother Red (he’s 14 and is competing in the FIS Junior Worlds). She’s a butter and angel hair devote, so of course she ate a giant bowl full and loved it. So much so that when I was texting with her Saturday, she said she wished she had a bowl in front of her….she is not a super adventurous eater, nor is my brother, so she and Red are probably starving since the entire bag of food they packed (and it was a bag with wheels, so think BIG) was lost…and that bag had two bags of homemade cookies inside. To say she was bummed would be an understatement.

But the bottom line of that random paragraphed is that she loved this pasta. You will too!

10-Minute Creamy, Buttery Herbed Bucatini | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Oh, and I am just discovering this, but bucatini rules.

10-Minute Creamy, Buttery Herbed Bucatini | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

10-Minute Creamy, Buttery Herbed Bucatini | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

10-Minute Creamy, Buttery Herbed Bucatini.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 495 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound bucatini pasta (or your favorite cut I also LOVE angel hair for this)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup butter cubed or melted (I use salted butter), 8 tablespoons
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Boil the pasta until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the eggs together in a bowl. Add the parsley, basil, parmesan and a pinch of both salt and pepper, whisk well.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain and add the hot pasta right back into the hot pot. Working quickly, add the egg mixture to the hot pasta and immediately begin tossing the pasta. Continue to toss the pasta for 2-3 minutes or until the eggs have cooked and formed a creamy sauce. Add the butter and toss once more. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy immediately.

10-Minute Creamy, Buttery Herbed Bucatini | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

So this dish? In 10 minutes? For sure.

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  1. I made this tonight because I didn’t feel like going to the store, and I already had all the ingredients on hand. It was so good! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Im form iran. Urmia city?.It’s very good and so delicouse. I enjoy cooking pasta. I made kimchi and eat with too. Thank you❤❤ have good time?

  3. 5 stars
    Really enjoyed this. Will be making this again soon. My entire family gobbled it up. Also served with homemade meatballs on the side.

  4. How do you know when/if the eggs are fully cooked? I always worry if the eggs are done or not as ive had a bad experience with a similar recipe.

    1. Hey Ashley! when the eggs become silky, smooth and creamy. The eggs will turn pale in color. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have questions. 🙂

  5. I used whole wheat pasta instead of regular and the dish turned out super dry. Followed the rest of the recipe word for word. Do you think it was the pasta I used? I was so excited for this and don’t know what else I could have done wrong. Either way, I love this website and all your recipes!!

    1. Hi Heather, It’s the pasta for sure. I have such a hard time with whole wheat pasta. Everytime the dish just turns out dry and basically everything you just explained. Sorry for the trouble!

      1. Thanks! I figured as much. Will try a different pasta next time – the flavor was amazing just the dryness put me off. Thanks so much for responding!!!

  6. i dont know if it is ok or not or if it will taste good but instead of putting parsley in i put cilantro and am cooking this dish for my wonderful family.Any advice if this dish will turn out?

  7. Tieghan❤I was shopping in an authentic, rustic food district this afternoon and found an amazing out-of-the-oven loaf of Tuscan bread at a local specialty shop. I decided to go for it and let it dictate what I would make for dinner- and here it is, the perfect recipe! Delicious! And the eggs really added a “je ne sais crois” that really, really satisfied my tastebuds- yummmmmm! And yes, what else would I add to carbs, but more carbs…shameless i know. Xoxoxo.

  8. We made this last night, and I have to say it was so easy and super delicious!! Thank you for sharing it! Looking forward to having it again.

  9. This was so, so easy and delicious! I tried it last week, and it was such a hit with the fam that I made it for dinner again tonight. Thank you!

  10. I added some dried red pepper flakes and minced garlic for a little extra kick! I’ve been eating for lunch for like the past week. So yummy!

  11. That’s so crazy, that your mom is not adventurous eater, and look how well you turned out to be with all your inspiring , beautiful, colorful foods!! It’s usually the opposite with kids 😉 Sorry, mom, don’ t feel sorry for the lost food bag 🙂 food is so awesome in China 🙂 Maybe they will come back with new favorites 🙂
    Will never cook plain pasta without any color.. Switching to all your other awesome recipes!

  12. Sometimes simple is best!! And no matter how little or long a pasta takes to make, it’s always comforting!

  13. Yum, that is one lovely bowl of comforting pasta! Did your mom finally get her luggage, that is one my biggest pet peeves about flying.

    1. I don’t think so, but I don’t know for sure. It’s been kind of hard actually talking with them. I guess I have to find out when they get home Thursday. Thanks Nik!! 🙂

  14. Mmmmmmm…I make something similar for our girls, but it includes a little half and half, plus fresh garlic. Love this easy version with the fresh herbs!

  15. Love, love, love this pasta! And the fact that it is easy is a bonus! You inspire on many levels! Pinning…

  16. ok, I love simple yet fabulous recipes like this!!!! and the photos . . especially the one of the pasta . . gorgeous!

  17. I love simple pasta dishes! This one looks delicious. The use of herbs and butter is perfect. 🙂

  18. This looks so delicious! My fiance is out of town this week, so I can indulge in the meatless dinners that he won’t normally touch. This may have to make an appearance on my menu!

  19. Oh man, this pasta is gorgeous! I’ve never used bucatini and I am obviously missing out! So perfect for a make-ahead meal!

  20. I will be making this next week when my girls are home on Spring break – they will go nuts over this Tieghan! Thanks!

  21. Oh this looks so good. I have a quick pasta similar but no eggs. I cannot wait to try this one out. I just got some fresh basil and now I know exactly what I am going to use it for…this dinner!

    1. OH Yeah!! Hope you love and and double yeah for fresh basil…my favorite! 🙂 Have a great week!

  22. Perfect food and I love buccatini. Don’t see it very often, but my I love it. This is so simple but anything with that much Parmesan and butter just MUST be good

  23. 10 Minutes,eggs, carbs and cheese? WHAT MORE COULD I WANT?!
    P.s I hope you like the chica! I did the whole flying to meet my husband thing, since we met online. And, well, we’re married. So it might just work out for them 😉 Pinned!

    1. I know, I know, right?!? 🙂

      Thanks so much, tori!! And me too!! 🙂 Also, can’t believe you guys meet online, so cool!

  24. yum…this looks so good…I would be devastated if I lost that bag of food especially if it was food you had made!!! Don’t you think it’s a little suspicious that of all the luggage to get lost the one with cookies in it did???LOL I love buccatini that and fussili are the best pasta cuts. Can’t wait to try this.

  25. I love bucatini and this recipe: I cannot wait to eat it!
    Your photography just keeps on getting so amazing!

    xxoo

  26. What an awesome idea to cook the eggs with the pasta and I can’t believe it only takes 10 minutes. I have so got to make this for my sister who is just like your mom in her devototion to creamy pasta.
    p.s. I hope you like the girl. I know it will be really weird for me when my younger brothers start bringing girls home so I can imagine how you feel.

    1. Haha!! Thank you so much, Tori!! Hope you had a great Monday!! Oh and I am sure i will or hope, but he seems to have good taste…I think. I don’t know. LOL!

      1. is it bad that when you put the eggs that you turn your pan back on and when you look away for one sec you have pasta and SCRAMBLED EGGS!!!

  27. Fresh herbs + carby pasta with cheese is the best! I always love this as a side because my mom made us a variation as kids that we used to inhale 🙂

    1. Hmmmm, both my wife and mom tried a recipe like this but it didn’t work out so well for them. Opps! And yes, 30 degrees is warm. Very warm!!!!! No worries about Olaf melting where I live.