Pasta with Crispy Sage and Miso Brown Butter

The ultimate mashup! A magical pasta sauce with miso paste and brown butter. Works with any shape of pasta.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package dry pasta

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed

  • 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced

  • 7 tablespoons butter

  • 20 large sage leaves

  • 2 tablespoons miso paste

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain, saving 1 cup of pasta cooking water.

  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook shallots until softened, about 8 minutes. Remove all from heat and set aside.

  3. Melt butter in the same skillet until it foams. Add sage leaves, reduce heat slightly, and cook until butter is browned and sage is crispy, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and take out sage from the butter. Set aside.

  4. Whisk miso paste into the browned butter immediately. Add a splash of preserved pasta water, shallots, Parmesan cheese, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and top with crispy sage and Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

498 Calories
28g Fat
49g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 498
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 626mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 158mg 12%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 255mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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