Buttered pasta for children

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
450g bowtie pasta
90g unsalted butter, cut into pieces
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Freshly grated nutmeg
Freshly grated Parmesan
1) Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil over high heat and salt it generously. Add the pasta and boil, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 12 minutes. Drain pasta in a colander, leaving 45 to 60ml pasta water in the bottom of the pot.

2) Return pot to a low heat. Whisk the butter in bit by bit, letting each piece melt completely before adding the next, to make a creamy sauce. Toss the pasta in the sauce. Season with salt and pepper and nutmeg if desired. (Add a little warm water if the pasta looks shiny.) Transfer to warmed bowls and serve warm, with Parmesan sprinkled over each dish if desired.

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