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This simple yet powerful pasta recipe will add color and taste to a simple food table. Break open a loaf of bread and pass around joy and warmth as you enjoy the company of a loved one or family friend.
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 to 6 tablespoons (1/2 to 3/4 stick) butter
1 pound long pasta, like linguine or spaghetti, or any other pasta
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, or more to taste
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it.
2. Meanwhile, bring the butter to room temperature (you can soften it in a microwave, but don't melt it). Put it in a warm bowl.
3. Cook the pasta until tender but not mushy; drain it, reserving some of the cooking water.
4. Toss the pasta with the butter, adding a little of the water if necessary to thin the sauce.
5. Toss with the Parmesan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve immediately, passing additional Parmesan at the table.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe courtesy of:
Bittman, Mark, How to Cook Everything (Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition), Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food (Hardcover). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., October 20th, 2008.