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A Very "Poplar" Brown Butter Pasta

Prep Time: 

15 mins

Cook Time: 

15 mins

Total Time: 

30 mins




  • 8 oz. spaghetti

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms, cremini and/or poplar

  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley leaves, chopped, optional

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook spaghetti until al dente.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add breadcrumbs once oil is hot.

  3. Stir breadcrumbs until browned and toasted, about 3-5 minutes and then set aside.

  4. Melt butter in the skillet over low heat.

  5. Raise heat to medium and add garlic, stirring frequently until it smells delicious after a couple of minutes.

  6. Stir in mushrooms and thyme, and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender and browned, about 3-5 minutes.

  7. Add mushrooms to cooked pasta and top with breadcrumbs and parsley. Season to taste.

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