Caramelized Onion and Garlic Pasta

Friday, November 11, 2011

This easy pasta dish is what I consider "my type of food".   With the caramelized onions, balsamic vinegar, and garlic, the flavor was magnifico!  With the noodles and bacon, my husband and kids were big fans.  This is another of those rare meals that goes into the Seven-Thumbs'-Up category in our house.  


Recipe adapted slightly from Taste of Home
Click here for printable recipe. 

The ingredients:

1/4 cup butter
2 large sweet onions, diced
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp. salt
8 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14-ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar  (I'm always a little nervous about vinegar, so I only used 3-Tablespoons)

1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1 pkg. (13-ounces) uncooked angel hair pasta
1 pkg. (16-ounces) bacon, cooked and crumbled
2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
fresh basil leaves, optional

Directions: 
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter.  Add the onions, pepper flakes, and salt; saute until onions are tender.  Stir in garlic.  Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 - 40 minutes, or until the onions are golden brown. 

Add the tomatoes, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons oil to the skillet, keeping the heat on low and stirring occasionally.  Meanwhile cook the pasta according to package directions.  Drain pasta; toss with onion mixture. 

Drizzle with remaining olive oil.  Sprinkle with bacon, Parmesan cheese, and pepper, and heat through.  Garnish with fresh basil if desired. 


Makes 6 servings. 

Enjoy! 

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3 comments:

Dining Alone November 11, 2011 at 1:37 PM  

Two of my most favorite things in the world!! Yum.

Julie November 11, 2011 at 10:39 PM  

That really does sound like a wonderful combo of flavors. Bookmarking for sure :)

teresa November 12, 2011 at 5:52 PM  

i am SO pinning this, i love caramelized onions, i believe that there are few meals they wouldn't be good in.

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