Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Sage, and Mushroom

Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Sage, and Mushroom

Nutty and sweet brown butter paired with sage makes our mouths water! Enjoy this caramelized umami dish that is so full of flavor you’ll think it took you hours to make. The “little ears” pasta catches the saucy butter and mushrooms, so every bite you take is heaven!
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins



  1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil over high heat—season with 1 pasta rock according to package directions. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Cover pasta and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, add butter and melt in a large sauté pan over medium heat.

  3. Add mushrooms, sage, and dipper to the pan. Cook until butter has browned and mushrooms have softened about 8-10 minutes.

  4. Toss pasta with browned butter and mushroom sauce. Finish with balsamic vinegar and serve immediately.

Recipe Note:

 Browning butter toasted the milk solids inside the butter, creating a sweet and nutty flavor. Browning butter is a great way to add extra depth to dishes. Try adding browned butter to baked goods, topping popcorn, or simply any other dish that calls for butter!


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