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How to Cook Basil Butter Sauce for Pasta

Basil Butter Sauce - CookingWithKimberly.comWant pasta, but don’t feel like all the muss and fuss of a tomato sauce?

No problem, there are other sauces you can explore that are not only delicious, but really simple to make, and you probably have the ingredients on hand already.

This sauce is no exception. It’s one of the simplest you can find.

I used this as my sauce last night for my Potato, Carrot & Squash Gnocchi & it was a perfect pair!

Sauces don’t need to be sopping wet when used on pastas. You can simply coat your pasta and have a nice moisture level with great, simple flavor…that’s all you need.

Enjoy your pasta’s flavor…

Type: Sauce Recipe
Serve With: Pasta
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 2 servings


  • 2 tbsp butter – softened
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 leaves fresh basil – torn
  • sea salt – to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper – to taste
  • 1/8 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 clove fresh garlic – * optional – finely minced


  1. Boil your desired pasta and drain in a colander.
  2. To a large pre-heated frying pan on medium heat, add hot, drained pasta, butter, olive oil and spices, including finely minced garlic, if you so desire.
  3. Evenly coat pasta and allow to cook in pan for 2 minutes. At the last second, tear basil leaves into tiny pieces and stir through off the heat. Serve immediately.
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired and serve hot.


I hope you enjoy this Herb Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…

Eat Deliciously!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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