Onions with Pasta Nests

Coiled pasta goes by several names: bird nest pasta, coiled angel hair, and fideos. This simple pasta recipe with onions goes well with pork or chicken.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
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Onions with Pasta Nests
tablespoon butter
tablespoon olive oil
pounds sweet onions, sliced 12 inch thick and separated into rings
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground black pepper
ounces dried coiled pasta or angel hair pasta
1 1/4
cups water
  1. In a 12-inch skillet heat butter and olive oil over medium heat until butter melts. Add onions, salt, and pepper. Cook, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes more or until onions are tender and browned, stirring frequently. Remove onions from skillet; set aside.
  2. Add pasta to hot skillet. Cook and stir for 4 minutes or until pasta is browned. Add cooked onions and water to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes more or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately. Makes 4 (3/4-cup) servings.
Nutrition Facts (Onions with Pasta Nests)
    Per serving:
  • 233 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 8 mg chol.,
  • 478 mg sodium,
  • 38 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 12 g sugar,
  • 6 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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