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Caramelized Onion and Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

This caramelized onion tomato pasta is super simple and flavorful. Perfect for the end of summer! Delicious as a main dish or side.
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  • 2 sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups whole cherry tomatoes
  • cup fresh chopped basil ribbons, plus extra for topping
  • ¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • shaved parmesan for topping


  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in the onions with a big pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 25 to 35 minutes, until the onions are golden and caramely.
  • Towards the end of the onions caramelizing, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • Add the garlic and cherry tomatoes into the skillet with the onions. Cook, stirring often, until the tomatoes begin to burst, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir the pasta into the skillet. Stir in the basil ribbons and the parmesan cheese. Taste and season with a pinch of salt and pepper if you feel it needs it.
  • Serve immediately with extra basil and parmesan for topping.

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