A simple pasta dish made with butter and fresh thyme

Pasta with Butter-Thyme Sauce

A simple recipe for pasta with a butter-thyme sauce.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Renee


  • 10 ounces Croxetti or other pasta dry weight
  • 8 tablespoons LAND O LAKESĀ® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt*
  • 1 heaping tablespoon fresh thyme lightly chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. While waiting for the water to boil is when you can remove the thyme leaves from the stems and lightly chop them. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. When the butter starts to bubble, add the thyme and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 3 minutes and remove from the heat. Be careful not to over-cook or else the thyme will be fried and crispy. You want only to infuse the flavor of thyme in the butter.
  2. Drain cooked pasta and transfer to a large pasta bowl. Pour butter-thyme sauce over pasta and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Options for toppings to this recipe: toasted pinenuts or walnuts, parmesan cheese, fresh cracked pepper, chicken, and/or shrimp. *Unsalted butter can be substituted. Add salt to taste.