Brown butter linguine served in a bowl

Brown butter linguine

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 1

Cook this simple brown butter linguine as a filling meal for one. It costs just 90p per serving and only takes 20 minutes to make – ideal for busy weeknights

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal574
  • fat28g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs60g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein18g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 100g linguine (buy the best you can)
  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • ½ slice white bread, toasted and chopped into very small pieces
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 1-2 tbsp grated Grana Padano or vegetarian alternative


  1. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente, then drain, reserving a little of the cooking water.

  2. Meanwhile, cook a little of the butter in a frying pan until it foams then fry the bread until it is golden brown all over. Tip into a bowl and wipe out the pan. Add the rest of the butter and heat it until it foams and starts to brown. Add the chilli flakes and plenty of black pepper and cook for 1 min.

  3. Tip the pasta back into the pan along with a splash of the cooking water and the cheese and toss together thoroughly. Sprinkle on the fried bread and toss everything together again.

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Hazel McCall's picture
Hazel McCall
11th Sep, 2018
A really good recipe for when getting home and wanting to make something easy that doesn't take too long. The butter makes the dish really moist and the pinch of chilli flakes gives a good taste. I am so pleased I found this recipe and recommend it to any person who, like me, cooks just for themselves and is not an accomplished cook.
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26th Nov, 2018
Really enjoyed it, but would be inclined to add a clove of garlic next time
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