ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Pasta with Caramelized Onion Trio, Arugula, and Mozzarella

Randy Mayor
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
Currants and the caramelized leeks and onions lend the pasta sweetness, which is contrasted by the peppery arugula. This is best served immediately after tossing.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped leek
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped white onion
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped green onions
  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped arugula
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) cubed fresh mozzarella
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

Nutrition Information

  • calories 418
  • caloriesfromfat 28
  • fat 13.1 g
  • satfat 6.2 g
  • monofat 4.1 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 13 g
  • carbohydrate 63.7 g
  • fiber 4.7 g
  • cholesterol 32 mg
  • iron 3.6 mg
  • sodium 584 mg
  • calcium 170 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add leek, white onion, and green onions; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 20 minutes or until leek and onions are golden brown, stirring frequently.

  2. While onion mixture cooks, prepare pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

  3. Bring the broth to a boil in a small saucepan. Add dried currants and vinegar. Add broth mixture, cream, and salt to onion mixture; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in arugula, mozzarella, and thyme. Add to pasta; toss gently to combine.