Caramelized Onion & Garlic Pasta

Prep time 20 minutes; Cook time 35 minutes

Yield: 6 servings
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  • 1/4 cup(s) butter, cubed
  • 2 whole(s) large sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cup(s) grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup(s) olive oil, divided
  • 1 package(s) 16 oz. uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 9 strip(s) bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2/3 cup(s) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) coarsely ground pepper
  • Fresh basil leaves, optional


  1. 1. 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 deep golden brown.
  2. 2. Add the grape tomatoes, vinegar and 2 tbsp. oil to the skillet. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; toss with onion mixture.
  3. 3. Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Sprinkle with bacon, Parmesan cheese and pepper, and heat through. Garnish with fresh basil if desired.
January 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by kateseats59 and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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