Brown butter linguine

Cook this simple brown butter linguine as a filling meal for one. It costs just 90p per serving and only takes 20 minutes to make – ideal for busy weeknights

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 574
  • fat 28g
  • saturates 17g
  • carbs 60g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 18g
  • salt 0.9g


  • 100g linguine (buy the best you can)
  • 25g butter
  • ½ slice white bread, toasted and chopped into very small pieces
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 1-2 tbsp grated Grana Padano or vegetarian alternative


  1. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente, then drain, reserving a little of the cooking water.

  2. Meanwhile, cook a little of the butter in a frying pan until it foams then fry the bread until it is golden brown all over. Tip into a bowl and wipe out the pan. Add the rest of the butter and heat it until it foams and starts to brown. Add the chilli flakes and plenty of black pepper and cook for 1 min.

  3. Tip the pasta back into the pan along with a splash of the cooking water and the cheese and toss together thoroughly. Sprinkle on the fried bread and toss everything together again.

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