Easy Onion Pasta

    45 minutes

    This is a really tasty and quick pasta recipe that really hits the spot. You can omit the chicken stock if you want to make it vegetarian.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 5 onions, thinly sliced
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 1 tablespoon chicken stock
    • 500g pasta, cooked according to packet directions

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a large frypan place oil, butter and onions and cook until golden brown.
    2. Add basil, pepper, water and stock and cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
    3. Add onion mixture to cooked pasta, sprinkle with cheese, toss and serve.

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    This was great, but I did change some things to suit my own personal preferences. I, like everyone else, only used a small amount of oil. I added about 1 cup of onions and one teaspoon of minced garlic to the oil and butter and cooked over medium heat in a saucepan. Then I added the basil, pepper, and chicken broth to the saucepan. Meanwhile I cooked and drained some angel hair pasta. I decided I wanted the sauce to be creamy, so in a smaller saucepan I made a white sauce with 1 cup of milk, 2 tbsp. of butter, and 2 tbsp. of Wondra flour. Once that had thickened I slowly stirred it into the onion mixture. I let it simmer together for a few minutes, added more salt and pepper, then began to spoon the pasta into the sauce until it was just the right consistency. It was so yummy! It was super creamy and my husband loved it. Thanks for the great recipe, Jackie!  -  12 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe has really good flavor--I did add one clove of minced garlic to the onions when they were nearly browned and I served it over spinach linguine. Quite creative too, I would never have thought of using carmelized onions over pasta but it works for me! The only reason I am not giving this recipe a 5-star rating is that in my opinion it has a lot more oil and butter than necessary. It gives it an overly greasy feel. Next time I will cut down on the oil and I am sure it will be more to my taste.  -  08 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have debated for months on whether or not to try this...Personally, I liked it but I only used 2 onions - which was plenty for me. Yes, they shrink down plenty but I still want my goodnight kiss!! I did add some minced garlic and like another, a splash of white wine (which I added halfway through carmelizing). My daughter wouldn't touch it and my boyfriend picked out half the onions but my roommate and I really enjoyed it - any onion lover would. Not the best but a quick, easy, and tasty dish indeed!  -  11 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)