Pasta with Carmelized Onions and Broccoli

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"This recipe works well with noodle type pasta such as ritorti, farfalle and penne etc. I have also used linguini, spaghetti with gooda results."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (275.4 g)
  • Calories 401.4
  • Total Fat - 13.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 34.1 mg
  • Sodium - 712.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 55.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.7 g
  • Sugars - 3.4 g
  • Protein - 18.2 g
  • Calcium - 185.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 63.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Cut onion in half and slice 1/4 - 1/2" thick.

Step 2

Heat oil in skillet over medium to medium high heat.

Step 3

Add mushrooms and saute until well browned.

Step 4

Place mushrooms in bowl and set aside.

Step 5

In same skillet add onions and a wee bit more oil if needed and saute until onions are browned.

Step 6

Add 1 cup broth or water and tarragon or herb of choice and cook 5 - 7 minutes or until liquid has has reduced to half.

Step 7

Meanwhile cook pasta adding the broccoli 3 minutes before pasta is cooked.

Step 8

Drain pasta and broccoli, add the mushrooms and combine with the onion mixture.

Step 9

Toss mixture until well distributed.

Step 10

Season with salt and pepper if desired and drizzle with olive oil if using.

Step 11

Top with a sprinkling of Parmesan.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Very tasty recipe I cut the recipe in half to serve two. To make it low card I used tofu Fettuchini and it was really good served along sid an eggplant reipe with artificial crab. Used fresh oregano for the herb. Thanks luvcookin for a great dinner

(19 May 2012)


I used chopped fresh basil for the herb option and used my homemade pasta which turned out lovely. A nice light pasta recipe that I will be making again. Thanks for another winner recipe. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag game

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(21 Feb 2012)