ZENB Rotini with Brown Butter and Cinnamon

PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 12 minutes

TOTAL TIME 27 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 182g
Servings: 6

Calories: 310

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat11g14%
Saturated Fat4g20%
Trans Fat0g
Dietary Fiber8g29%
Total Sugar8g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 2%
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 448mg 10%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


ZENB Pasta Variety

We took the viral brown butter and cinnamon pasta recipe and zhooshed it (call us extra, we'll own it!). Ready in under 30 minutes and made with ZENB Rotini, this sweet and savory dish is an excellent source of fiber and a good source of protein.


  • 12 ounces ZENB Yellow Pea Rotini Pasta, uncooked
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil infused with basil



Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water; drain.


Meanwhile, melt butter in large deep skillet on medium-high heat. Cook 2-5 minutes, swirling pan occasionally, until light golden-brown and nutty. Add pasta, reserved pasta water, sugar, and cinnamon. Cook 1-2 minutes, until sauce is evenly coated.


Sprinkle with hazelnuts, cranberries, and lemon zest. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.

Tasty Tips

Substitute coconut sugar, honey, or agave for brown sugar!

Browned butter adds a subtle nutty and rich flavor to both savory and sweet dishes. Use a light color skillet, when browning to easily see when the butter is toasted. When the butter is golden-brown and aromatic it is ready to use.

Substitute plain olive oil or other flavor-infused olive oil.

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