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20 Minute Garlic Basil Butter Pasta

Buttery, basily pasta with garlic and black pepper, served topped with fresh cherry tomatoes. Ready in about 20 mins and uses mostly pantry staple ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Calories: 467kcal



  • 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Just before draining, reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain.
    2. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and pepper and cook 1-2 minutes, until the butter is browning and the garlic is golden and fragrant. Reduce the heat to low and add 1/2 cup pasta water, the pasta, remaining butter, and pecorino. Tossing until melted. Remove from the heat, add 3/4 cup basil and toss, adding in more pasta water if needed to thin the sauce.
    3. In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, remaining 1/4 cup basil, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt.
    5. To serve, divide the pasta among bowls and serve topped with tomatoes. Eat and ENJOY.


Calories: 467kcal