Pasta with Carrots & Sage; Sage

This is a recipe from mon beau-frère who lives in Hawaii.

I originally posted it a few years ago, but, as it has become a favorite, I decided to re-post in the new format with nutrition info, print options, and all that good stuff.

Plus I like this photo better.

I also made a few changes:
He uses 40 sage leaves. Mine are large so I only used 20.
He uses lemon juice. He lives in Hawaii and has lemon trees. I used Balsamic vinegar.

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Pasta with Carrots & Sage

This is an easy pasta side dish for sage lovers. If you aren’t you can use your own favorite herb.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta


  • 20 fresh large sage leaves, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 carrots, julienned
  • 4 tbs Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 4 tbs chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 1/4 cup bite-size pasta


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. When done drain.
  • Heat oil and butter in medium skillet over medium heat.
  • Add carrots, onion and sauté 10 minutes, stirring occasionally for even cooking.
  • Add sage, garlic, and sauté 5 minutes longer.
  • Add chicken stock, vinegar, and heat through.
  • Test a carrot – if not done cover for a few minutes (mine were done)
  • When ready, add pasta and stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.


The vegetables cook in the same time as the pasta.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 544
  • Sugar: 13.9 g
  • Sodium: 460.7 mg
  • Fat: 20.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.9 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 71.6 g
  • Fiber: 8.3 g
  • Protein: 18.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.6 mg

Keywords: pasta side dish, pasta, carrots, sage

Pasta with Sage & Carrots

For summer try Pasta with Zucchini & Tomatoes

When I first planted my herb garden I planted a sage plant, along with marjoram, oregano, and garlic chives.

I planted other, annual herbs, each year as well.

A few years ago I decided it was too much work and I would move the herb garden into the potager. We made the potager bigger.

For some reason, unknown to me, the perennials never did well in the potager but they were indestructible in the old herb garden.

I keep ignoring them and they keep thriving.

Once again it’s an overgrown jungle and I’m going to have to take the strimmer / hedge trimmer / machete to it to get it back in line.

But look at that sage plant:

After struggling every year that I carefully tended it, now that I’m neglecting it…..

Good thing as the one in the potager just died.

4 thoughts on “Pasta with Carrots & Sage; Sage”

  1. I don’t think most plants want our attention. Mine tend to do a lot better when I ignore them too. Maybe they’re actually the sentient ones, huh? I tried to grown my thyme in a huge container for a couple years and it never did well. It came back, but it just didn’t do well. I finally took it out this past fall and just stuck it in the ground figuring it would die on its own and holy crow! Do I have thyme!!! Dumb plant.

    • I dug up a clump of garlic chives when we lived in MN. Never did well. through it back in the woods. By the next year it had taken over lol

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