Tuesday, December 18, 2012

French Onion Pasta Recipe

I have been so busy working on making Christmas gifts lately that I haven't had much of a chance to post anything. While I have several baby food recipes that I need to type up, I haven't had the time. So, I thought I would share this [grown up] recipe that I found on Pinterest and tried. The recipe turned out great, and is awesome when you are sick of traditional/Italian style pasta dishes. The recipe calls for chicken stock, but I substituted vegetable to keep it vegetarian (for my husband). If you aren't vegetarian, I think it would be delicious with some chicken breast chunks mixed in for more of a complete meal.

The recipe is from the Stephanie Cooks blog, and all pictures are my own, from the first time I made it (and I made it again tonight!). All notes in parenthesis were added by me.

All the ingredients

Source: Stephanie Cooks Original!


2 cups of uncooked penne pasta
1 to 1.5 cup of chicken stock (or stock of your choice)
1 packet of Lipton's Onion Soup mix
1 shallot, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, smashed
1/2 cup of marsala wine (wine is optional)
4 tablespoons of light cream
1 tablespoon of flour
1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese (or more if you desire!)
1 tablespoon of EVOO


1- Cook pasta according to directions, set aside and keep warm.

2- In a saucepan, heat the EVOO. Add the scallions and garlic, stir continually until soft and fragrant.

Sauteed shallot and garlic.

3- Add the marsala wine, scraping the bottom of the pan to remove any stuck on pieces of onion. (Note: I did not use wine, instead I just increased the amount of vegetable broth)

4- Add the stock and soup mix packets, allow to cook on low for about 20 minutes.

Sauce simmering

5- Stir in flour, whisking continually until well incorporated and thickened.

6- Add the light cream, mix well.

7- Add the pasta to the sauce, stir well.

8- Pour into an oven safe dish. Top with the mozzarella cheese.

Extra cheesy!

9- Set it under the broiler until the cheese gets a little crispy.

Crispy cheese!

And enjoy!!

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