French Onion Pasta


Recipe Intro From alexawhatsfordinner

French onion soup is probably my favorite soup of all time. When I saw it was trending to make French onion soup style PASTA, I needed to try it immediately! This dish is absolutely loaded with flavor and is incredibly satisfying and delicious. I used orecchiette pasta, but feel free to swap for any pasta you’d like (I recommend a short pasta, though).

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Cook time 45mins

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  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup sherry wine
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 8 ounces uncooked orecchiette pasta
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1 Parmesan rind
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Finely chopped fresh parsley, to garnish


  • Step 1

    Melt butter in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add in sliced onions and cook, stirring frequently, for 20-30 minutes until onions are deeply caramelized. Be careful to not let them burn!

  • Step 2

    Deglaze with sherry wine, then add in garlic, thyme, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and orecchiette. Pour in the beef stock and add in the Parmesan rind and Worcestershire sauce, and bring to a light boil. Allow the pasta to cook until Al dente, about 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Remove from heat and add in most of the Parmesan cheese (leave a little on the side for garnish). Taste for seasoning and add salt if needed. Serve with additional Parmesan on top, plus fresh parsley, and extra crushed red pepper flakes if you like. Enjoy!