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French onion soup pasta in bowl with fork.

One Pot French Onion Pasta

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  • Author: Tara Smithson
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 cups of pasta 1x


One Pot French Onion Pasta is absolutely delicious and viral on TikTok. This easy, one pot pasta is loaded with French Onion Soup flavors and is comfort food in a bowl!


  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried or fresh thyme (without the stem)
  • 1/3 cup white wine (Chardonnay)
  • 2 1/2 cups dried Casarecce pasta *see substitutions section for more choices* (about 8 ounces)
  • 2 1/4 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup gruyere cheese, shredded from the block
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, shredded from the block


  1. Add a dutch oven to the stovetop over medium low heat. Add in the olive oil and butter and melt. Toss in the onions, salt and pepper and stir. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the garlic, dried thyme and wine. Stir, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan from the onions with a wooden spoon, and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour in the dried pasta, chicken stock and heavy cream. Stir to combine. Cover and cook for 18-23 minutes, until the noodles are al dente, stirring halfway through.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, turn off the heat and toss in the cheese. Stir to combine and melt into the pasta. The cheese should melt within a minute or two.
  5. Top with additional parmesan or gruyere cheese, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Slice the onions similar in size, about 1/4 inch in width, to help them cook and caramelize evenly.
  • The cheese needs to be shredded fresh from the block for the best melt. Bagged cheese have an anti-caking agent, which doesn't melt well.
  • Don't rush the onions. Allow them to slowly caramelized for the best taste.
  • If the liquid starts to absorb to quickly, add 1/4 cup of chicken stock, until the pasta is cooked al dente, firm when bitten into.
  • The time range for the pasta to cook really depends on the type of pasta used. Keep an eye on it towards the end of cooking to make sure it doesn't overcook. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American