Caramelized Onion Penne

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There is something about caramelized onions that makes me swoon.  I absolutely adore them, especially burgers with caramelized onions.  Lip smacking good I tell you! A while back, I was watching Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals show and she made this awesome looking pasta dish — Caramelized Onion Penne.  It looked so creamy (and dreamy) and oniony and down right yummy.  I couldn’t wait to whip it up for myself!

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This was out of this world good!  I served it with pork chops and everyone loved it!  Even the little guy gave it two thumbs up!

This dish was perfectly creamy — just like Rachel’s. And the onions…well, there aren’t words to describe how sweet  and flavorful they were (OK, I guess there were words to describe it).  I used 2 Vidalia onions, since that’s what I had on hand.  I also used whole grain pasta.

I have to admit I was skeptical about adding the anchovies (I used paste) but I’m glad that  I did.  They really just melt into the dish and it adds a deep layer of flavor.  Don’t worry, there’s no fishy taste.  Just lots of flavor. But, if you don’t like it, feel free to omit it.

Oh, and I almost forgot…the leftovers….AMAZING!  Some things are just better the next day.

If you’re looking for a different side dish, I highly recommend this recipe! You could probably even toss in some cooked chicken and turn it into a quick dinner!

So, who’s going to give this recipe a try?


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