Caramelized Onion and Garlic Pasta
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- 1 Tbsp
- unsalted butter
- extra large sweet onion
- 2 1/2 c
- uncooked medium shell pasta
- 2 tsp
- heaping, minced garlic
- 4 oz
- (1/2 block) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 c
- mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/4 tsp
- white pepper
- coarse salt, to taste
- 1/2 c
- half and half, more or less
1In a medium skillet, melt butter and heat until sizzling.
2While butter is heating, take the onion and cut in half, then thinly slice each half. Add the onion to the heated butter and separate with a spatula into individual pieces.
3While the onion is cooking, prepare the pasta according to the package instructions; drain, add the softened cream cheese and mozzarella; set aside.
4Cook the onion until caramelized and nicely browned; add the minced garlic, stirring for about 1 minute until fragrant.
5Add the onion mixture, white pepper, salt and half 'n half to the pasta mixture. Stir to combine and heat over low heat until mixed and heated through.
NOTE: Any pasta variety of choice can be used for this recipe.