(adapted from Food&Wine)

Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:
1 box penne pasta
2 sticks of butter
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons balsamic vingear
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:
1. Boil salted water in a large pot.  When boiling, add penne and cook for about 13 minutes, until pasta is al dente.
2. While pasta is cooking,pour balsamic vinegar into small saucepan and simmer over medium-high heat until only 3 tablespoons of liquid remain.
3. Stir in the brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
4. Remove from heat.
5. Drain the pasta and toss with butter, balsamic vinegar mixture, Parmesan, and salt until all ingredients are well incorporated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Serve with Parmesan sprinkled on top.