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caramelized onion and garlic pasta

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Enro Gay
Dawsonville, GA

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 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For caramelized onion and garlic pasta

  • 1 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1
    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

  • 1
    In a medium skillet, melt butter and heat until sizzling.
  • 2
    While 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.
  • 3
    While the onion is cooking, prepare the pasta according to the package instructions; drain, add the softened cream cheese and mozzarella; set aside.
  • 4
    Cook the onion until caramelized and nicely browned; add the minced garlic, stirring for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  • 5
    Add 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.