Quick Onion Pasta

Caramelised Onion PastaBeing a new Mum I am in desperate need of quick, easy & filling meal ideas. As you can imagine, I have very little time on my hands anymore – juggling my new responsibilities as a parent!

This gorgeous pasta dish only takes about 30 minutes to make & is incredibly tasty. Just what I’ve been looking for! (Recipe adapted from The Silver Spoon: Pasta cookbook.)

Here is what you will need to feed 2 hungry parents. (Easily doubled)

  • 40g Butter
  • 2 Large Onions
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 200g Fusilli Pasta *
  • 15 – 20g Freshly grated Parmesan
  • Salt & Pepper

* or any dried shaped pasta of your choice

First job – peel & slice the onions as thinly as you can.

In a large, non stick frying pan – melt the butter over a low heat.

Add the onion into the pan and cook over a gentle heat for about 20 minutes until the onions have gone soft & golden brown. Don’t be tempted to turn up the heat as this could make them crispy.

Quick Onion Pasta

Quick Onion PastaMeanwhile, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. When it is cooked, before draining, Reserve a little of the water for later. (About 100-200ml)

Add the thyme to the onions and season well with salt and pepper. Give it a stir.

Quick Onion PastaTip the cooked pasta into the frying pan with the onions & add the reserved water. Stir it all up and warm through for a minute. Season with more salt & pepper if you think it needs it.

Quick Onion PastaDivide between two bowls, top with a generous sprinkling of the grated parmesan cheese and devour!

Quick Onion PastaI don’t know about you but I am a huge onion fan. To me, any food that stinks is all good in my books! This really is delicious though and perfect for those of us with busy lives. Only taking about 30 minutes from start to finish to make, no excessive pot washing to do afterwards & those hearty carbohydrates keeping you fuller for longer – it answers all my prayers! A meal I am more than happy to add to my repertoire & one I think you should too 🙂

I hope you enjoyed the post my lovelies – until next time.

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8 thoughts on “Quick Onion Pasta”

  1. Pasta is always a go to dish. I love it.
    If you want to try something different we made Ricotta & Spinach Gnocchi

    https://theeighthours.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/home-made-spinach-ricotta-gnocchi/

    1. Ooh that sounds delicious! X

  2. John says:

    I’m having this for dinner tonight! I did’t see any link to kitchen wares you like. Your non-stick skillet looks to be holding up well. What brand is that may I ask? Are you happy with it?

    1. Hi! Yes, I probably should do that at some point! It’s a Stellar frying pan. I love it, it’s my favourite & most used pan! Very sturdy, seriously non stick & already lasted me about 3 years. Fantastic brand 🙂

  3. chef mimi says:

    I love onions, and this does look fabulous!!!

  4. This sounds delicious. Beautiful photos too 🙂

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