Monday, January 7, 2013

French Onion Pasta




I made this recipe about 2 months ago - I'm a bit behind on blogging! Luckily I made some notes so I wouldn't forget what I did!

A while back, I pinned a recipe for French Onion Pasta found on the blog Stephanie Cooks. I took a few things from that recipe, and a few ideas from this French Onion Braised Chicken, and pulled together a quick and tasty pasta dish.

It was really good - tasted like French Onion Soup with some pasta! I think adding shredded chicken and even some spinach would make this a complete meal.

Ingredients
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Approximately 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 envelope of Lipton onion soup mix
  • 1/3 c brandy
  • 1 c beef stock
  • 1/4 c light cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 c penne pasta, cooked
  • Chopped parsley
  • Shredded Swiss or Gruyere cheese
Directions

  • Heat olive oil and butter in a large, oven-safe saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sugar. Stir almost constantly until they turn a rich, golden brown color, being careful to keep the heat low enough so they do not fry or burn. At the end, add the dried thyme. This will take about 20-25 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and soup mix; stir.
  • Turn the heat up a bit and add the brandy, stirring to scrape up any brown bits.
  • At this point, turn the broiler on in your oven.
  • Add the broth and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the cream and a handful of cheese, stirring until the cheese has completely melted.
  • Add the pasta and parsley, stir. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Top with cheese and place under the broiler until the cheese has melted.

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1 comment:

Jessica @ Sunny Side Up said...

I'm a huge fan of French onion soup and a huge fan of pasta. Win win!