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One-Pot French Onion Pasta

All the savory, caramelized flavor of your favorite French onion soup, now in super easy pasta form! Even better: it all cooks up in one pot, which means even faster weeknight clean-up.

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One-Pot French Onion Pasta

  • Author: Misfits Market


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 yellow or white onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ cup sherry vinegar
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 pound rigatoni
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, plus extra for garnish
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup Parmesan, grated, plus more for serving
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  1. In a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook until they begin to look translucent. Turn heat down to medium-low, then add in sugar and a generous pinch of salt. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden brown and caramelized, 30 minutes.
  2. Pour in sherry and wine to deglaze. Using a wooden spoon to scrape off any bits at the bottom of the pot.
  3. Turn heat up to medium-high and add rigatoni, thyme, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of salt, and a couple good cranks  of black pepper to the pot. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  4. Give the pasta mixture a mix, then turn the heat down to medium-low. Simmer, covered, until the pasta has absorbed the liquid, 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Remove pot from heat. Fish out the thyme and discard. Add Parmesan and heavy cream and mix until pasta is glossy and well-coated.
  6. Divide pasta among bowls and serve topped with more Parmesan cheese and thyme leaves.

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