Brown Butter Goat Cheese Pasta w/ Prosciutto

Brown Butter Goat Cheese Pasta w/ Prosciutto



  • 10-12oz Dry Spaghetti
  • 6oz Unsalted Butter
  • 4oz Creamy Goat Cheese
  • 1-1 1⁄2 cup Pasta Water
  • Kosher Salt- To Taste
  • Black Pepper- To Taste
  • 1⁄2 – 1 tsp Chili Flakes
  • Zest of 1 large Lemon
  • 1⁄2 – 1 oz Grated Parmesan or Pecorino
  • .3oz Package Prosciutto


  1. Cook pasta to your liking and reserve1 1⁄2 cup of pasta water. Drain the rest and set pasta to the side.
  2. In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, add the butter.Allow the butter to melt and swirl the butter until it begins to brown.
  3. You will notice the butter will begin to smell like caramel, this is when your butter is browned.
  4. Add the chili flakes to the brown butter and swirl for an additional minute before adding the chili flakes.
  5. Add the pasta and coat with the butter. Add the goat cheese and half of the pasta water over it to help the cheese melt.
  6. Mix until the butter, water and goat cheese are incorporated fully.
  7. Season with the salt and pepper.
  8. Top the pasta with the grated cheese, black pepper, lemon zest and prosciutto.
  9. Enjoy!


Note: You can cook mushroom and add them to make the pasta heartier. This dish goes incredibly well with a touch of truffle salt as well.

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