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Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Farfalle

10 Comments | Written on February 23, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

The recipe contest theme this week is “Pasta.”  Have you entered a recipe yet?  What are you waiting for?  There are two $250 prizes up for grabs.  One for the Judge’s Choice and another Reader’s Choice voted on by your peers.

Think of all the possibilities:  Lasagna, Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti…  I can’t wait to see all your entries!

The recipe I wanted to share with you today is what I would describe as a “grown-up” mac and cheese dish.  Caramelized onions are tossed with goat cheese, toasted walnuts and sage.  I like to use Farfalle, a bow-tie shaped pasta.  (The name actually means “butterflies” in Italian!)

Serve with a glass of your favorite white wine.  This is classy comfort food at its finest!

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Farfalle  (click here to view and print recipe)

2 teaspoons olive oil

4 cups thinly sliced sweet onions

3 ounces goat cheese

1/4 cup skim milk

6 ounces uncooked farfalle (bow tie) pasta

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons dry white wine (substitute chicken broth, if desired)

1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add onions and cook slowly until golden and caramelized, about 20 to 25 minutes;  stir occasionally.

Combine goat cheese and milk in small bowl; mix until will blended.  Set aside.

Cook pasta according to package directions.   Drain and set aside.

Add garlic to onions in skillet; cook until softened, about 3 minutes.  Add wine, sage, salt and black pepper; cook until moisture is evaporated.  Remove from heat; add pasta and goat cheese mixture, stirring to melt cheese.  Sprinkle with walnuts.  Makes 8 (1/2-cup) servings.


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