Angel-Hair Pasta with Black Truffles

angel-hair pasta with black truffles
Photo: Dana Gallagher
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 main course portions, 4 appetizer portions

Martha warms a minced black truffle in butter sauce to bring out its earthy aroma, then tosses it with angel-hair pasta for an easy and elegant main dish or appetizer.


  • 8 ounces angel-hair pasta or thin spaghetti

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 black truffle (about 1 ounce), thinly sliced, then chopped (a scant ½ cup)

  • Sea salt, for serving


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of generously salted boiling water until al dente, about 2 minutes less than package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add truffle and cook until fragrant. Add pasta and 1/4 cup reserved pasta water. Simmer, tossing a few times, until sauce evenly coats pasta. Season with kosher salt and pepper.

  3. Divide pasta among serving plates, sprinkle with sea salt, and serve immediately.

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