Caramelized Onion & Garlic Pasta Recipe
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Caramelized Onion & Garlic Pasta Recipe

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This full-flavored recipe is the result of my mom's love of pasta and our love of cooking together. With a bit of pepper heat and smoky bacon, the entree is excellent alone or paired with grilled chicken. —Lacy Jo Matheson, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 package (16 ounces) uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 9 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • Fresh basil leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 574 calories, 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 495 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add the onions, pepper flakes and salt; saute until onions are tender. Stir in garlic. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30-40 minutes or until onions are deep golden brown.
  2. Add the tomatoes, vinegar and 2 tablespoons oil to the skillet. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; toss with onion mixture.
  3. Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Sprinkle with bacon, cheese, and pepper; heat through. Garnish with basil if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Caramelized Onion & Garlic Pasta in Taste of Home November 2011, p39

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 574 calories, 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 495 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"Love this recipe for a change of pace. Can be used as main dish (meatless or add chicken), or as a side. Family does not like cherry tomatoes, so I left them out. This is requested often!"

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"Flavors of this dish are mmmm.....mmmmm.....good. Worth the trip back to the store to get the forgotten garlic. No balsamic vinegar on hand so I used seasoned rice vinegar."

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"This recipe is great! Even my picky nephew who doesn't like pasta ate it. I didn't change anything."

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Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"This is one of my families favorites and requested often. I love the combination of flavors and that it is easier to reduce or increase the amount depending on the size of the crowd being served. I personally use only 1 tbsp. of olive oil because other wise it feels to greasy to me, but other than that I leave everything the same. This one is worth trying and making!"

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Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"Very tasty recipe, but as other reviewers have noted, I would also reduce the balsamic vinegar. To add another flavor element I would add 1 tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce, increase the red pepper to 1/2 teaspoon, the black pepper to 3/4 teaspoon, and add a bit of grated lemon zest to brighten things a bit. I used whole grain thin spaghetti, which worked well, but would reduce to 10 ounces for a saucier dish. Overall a great recipe & a keeper. Thanks!"

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