Food & Drink French Onion Penne
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The perfect hybrid of pasta and the.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
- 2 tbsp.
large onion, thinly sliced
Freshly ground black pepper
cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 tbsp.
fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish
packet French onion soup mix
- 450 g
- 480 mL
- 480 mL
- 60 mL
- 150 g
- In a large pot over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add onions and caramelise, stirring occasionally, until deeply golden, 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add garlic, thyme, and French onion soup mix to pot and stir until garlic is fragrant, 1 minute.
- Add penne, beef stock, and water and bring to a boil, then let simmer until penne is al dente and most liquid is absorbed (it should be saucy), 18 to 20 minutes.
- Add cream and 100g gruyère and stir until cheese is melted.
- Serve as is, or serve like French onion soup: Heat grill. Transfer pasta to oven-safe bowls or ramekins and top with remaining gruyère. Grill until cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes, then garnish with more thyme and serve immediately.
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