Caramelized Onion and Garlic Pasta

Enro Gay


I just love the taste of garlic and caramelized onions! Was craving that taste one night and came up with this creamy dish loaded with both.

★★★★★ 3 votes
About 4
5 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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

How to Make Caramelized Onion and Garlic Pasta


  • 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.

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About Caramelized Onion and Garlic Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Onion, #Garlic, #Cream, #cheese