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Onion Trio Pasta Recipe
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Onion Trio Pasta Recipe

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“This is a really different recipe, but I love onions and my curiosity got the best of I tried it. It's surprisingly good! I plan on fixing this often.” Priscilla Gilbert - Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups chopped leeks
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh arugula or baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 190 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 412 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the leeks, onions and green onions in oil over medium heat for 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, 5-10 minutes longer or until onions are golden brown. Meanwhile, prepare linguine according to package directions.
  2. Add the broth, currants and vinegar to the onion mixture; bring to a boil. Add cream and salt; cook, for 3-5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in the arugula, cheese and thyme. Drain linguine; toss with sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Onion Trio Pasta in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p15

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"I really disliked this recipe and I love onions. Maybe I should have used arugula instead of spinach, but I doubt that would have made a difference. The flavors simply didn't blend well for me."

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"This dish was soooooo good. The only thing i would change is leave out the cheese and currants. The cheese just clumped up and stuck to the spinach."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"The onions really make this a flavorful dish, and I used whole wheat linguine, so it was very healthy also."

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