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Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Giada's Brown Butter Sauce

2 MINPrep Time
10 MINCook Time
4Servings
(1)
by Giada De Laurentiis
Beginner
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
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This is the easiest sauce you will ever make, and a very tasty one, but then what doesn't taste good when it's drenched in butter? This is the perfect topping for stuffed pastas like ravioli, tortellini and agnolloti. The sage leaves are more traditional in this sauce, but I love the basil also. If neither of these herbs work for you, feel free to substitute your favorite herb.

Giada's Brown Butter Sauce

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Giada's Brown Butter Sauce

Category

Main Course

Servings

4

Prep Time

2 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Calories

439

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 6 fresh sage leaves (torn into pieces or 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (plus more to taste)
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large, heavy frying pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat until pale golden, about 4 minutes. Add the sage or basil leaves and cook until crisp, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and the nutmeg. Season the sauce with more salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese, and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
4
per serving
Calories
439
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
1 grams
Protein
3 grams
Fat
48 grams
Saturated Fat
30 grams
Cholesterol
128 milligrams
Sodium
829 milligrams
Sugar
1 grams
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2 reviews & comments

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    Jessie - Apr 26
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    I made this brown butter sauce for the first time tonight for dinner. Envisioned this being the perfect sauce for my raviolis. Found some fresh sage in my garden too! Tasty, quick, easy, but a bit greasy for me. Next time, I will use less butter.

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    Ed Williams - Jun 09
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    Very light and refreshing sauce.

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