Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Spaghetti with Caramelized Onions and Radicchio

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

A few weeks ago I went through my recipe binder and found a whole bunch of recipes, pulled from magazines, that I have never gotten around to making.  This one is from the November 2009 issue of Cooking Light.  Click here for the original recipe.

- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 6 cups thinly sliced yellow onion
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 pound uncooked spaghetti
- 3-1/2 cups thinly sliced radicchio
- 4 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf italian parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 teaspoon ground black pepper
- crumbled goat cheese, to taste

1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 15 minutes or until almost tender, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until deep golden (about 20 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add red pepper and garlic. Cook 3 minutes; stir occasionally. Add wine; cook 4 minutes or until liquid evaporates.

2. Cook pasta. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Add reserved cooking liquid, pasta, radicchio, parsley, and oregano to onion mixture. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper; toss to combine. After dishing out pasta, top with crumbled goat cheese to taste.  If you don't like goat cheese, just replace with Parmesan.

{ According to the recipe, this serves 8; I'd say closer to 6 }

This wasn't the most amazing pasta I've ever had, but the flavors were fresh and simple and I enjoyed it.  And with only one tablespoon of oil, I'd say it's pretty healthy too.
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  1. Caramelized onions add such a sweet and rich flavor to dishes. Not to mention they're super easy to make.

    I'm sure it contrasts nicely with the tangy goat cheese you used to top the spaghetti. Looks delish!


  2. Your meal looks delicious, Alissa! I have never tried goat cheese, but I'd like to!

  3. Hi Alyssa,
    Your Spaghetti Dish looks wonderful. I am sharing my Red Beans and Rice along with my week meal plan. Thanks for hosting and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

  4. This really sounds delicious, Alyssa.
    Thanks so much for hosting...
    xo bj

  5. This really sounds delicious, Alyssa.
    Thanks so much for hosting...
    xo bj

  6. Hi,
    I shared a recipe for a Raspberry Tart (SCD/GAPS). Also, an article about the relationship between diet soda and stroke.

    Help me celebrate Real Food Forager’s one year anniversary – join the giveaway!

    Thanks for hosting!

  7. You truly have such an amazing gift with your food shots! This looks incredible.

  8. I love carmelized onion. This week I'm sharing a recipe for a roast with root vegetables and onion gravy. It has great roasted onion flavor. Thanks for hosting.

  9. Looks great! Just linked French {onion} dip sandwiches which has a sauce with caramelized onions - so good!

  10. Thank you for sharing your recipe; something new and looks yummy :) Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful day!

  11. This looks really good! I will have to link up next week! Just found your blog & love this idea!

  12. I love radicchio and cannot seem to find a decent head in NY.

  13. that spaghetti looks great. i need to try radicchio more frequently and this looks yummy

  14. Fresh and simple ingredients like these make for the most delicious meals.

  15. As always, thank you for hosting the linky. this week i've posted my recipe for winter panzanella salad.

    & i adore the texture of your spaghetti! you've done a really great job capturing that with the camera :)

  16. so trying that - it looks amazing x

  17. Thanks for hosting! These recipes look delicious!!!

  18. PS also included my veggie invasion quiche. kind of proud of that one :)

  19. Perhaps "moooing" at people is not the best way to make friends...

    this week I've shared my interpretation of baby cow piccata. Love it!


  20. Gorgeous photos and looks delicious! I pinned it to my "yummy" folder and will be trying soon- thanks!

  21. Hi, Alissa.

    I've been following your blog for quite some time now and can I just say I'm a huge fan! First thing that attracted me to it was the title. Green is my favorite color. My house is green and I have lot of stuff in green. Then, I saw your posts...WOW! I love cooking and photography. My two favorite things that I don't really get to pursue due to time and monetary constraints. But you...you really have great stuff here. So for now, I'll just live vicariously through your blogs. Keep them coming!



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