Pasta with Caramelized Onions, Tomatoes, Parsley, and Olives

Pasta with Caramelized Onions, Tomatoes, Parsley, and OlivesRecipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


1 (16-ounce) box rigatoni or penne pasta
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
4 red onions, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
4 large plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add pasta, and cook according to package directions; drain.

2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, 12 minutes or until onions are golden and very tender. Stir in tomatoes, and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until tomatoes start to wilt. Add olives; cook 30 seconds. Stir in pasta and remaining 2 tablespoons oil; cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute or until mixture is heated through. Remove from heat, and stir in cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper. Serve pasta hot or at room temperature.