Food & Drink French Onion Penne

16:30  06 july  2020
16:30  06 july  2020 Source:   delish.com

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The perfect hybrid of pasta and the classic soup.

Yields: 4

Prep Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 40 mins


  • 2 tbsp.


  • 1

    large onion, thinly sliced

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 2

    cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 tbsp.

    fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish

  • 1

    packet French onion soup mix

  • 450 g

    penne pasta

  • 480 mL

    beef stock

  • 480 mL


  • 60 mL

    double cream

  • 150 g

    shredded Gruyère


  1. 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.
  2. Add garlic, thyme, and French onion soup mix to pot and stir until garlic is fragrant, 1 minute.
  3. 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.
  4. Add cream and 100g gruyère and stir until cheese is melted.
  5. 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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