Penne with Caramelized Onions and Fontina

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

The more caramelized onions the better I say!! This is good and the Fontina cheese is a nice change from parmesan. A colourful veggie and a small salad and dinner is served.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large non stick skillet over med high heat.
  2. Add onions and cook stirring often for 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, add sage, s& P and cook stirring occasionally for 20 minutes until onions are golden.
  4. Add red pepper and stock and stir to combine.
  5. Cook pasta in salted water 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Drain and return to cooking pot.
  7. Add onion mixture, toss to coat.
  8. Add cheese and parsley, toss to coat again.


Most Helpful

Wonderful! I loved the hint of sage in this. I also opted to use 1 1/2 cups of cheese, since I love Fontina. Delicious. :)

Lori Mama October 29, 2008

Tebo, thanks to you and your recipes I have tried several new cheeses. Last time it was asiago, which I am now addicted to and this time its the fontina. This is a good recipe. I used 1 large Walla-Walla onion and 2 small Vadaillas. I think that probably added alot of extra flavor to this dish. I also used fresh sage. I didn't heat the oil before adding the onions. I was taught that if you heat the oil first, you fry the onions instead of starting the caramelization process. I enjoyed this very much and so did one of my employees. (she helped me eat the leftovers!) Thanks for a yummy recipe!

Malriah July 26, 2003

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