Pappardelle Pasta Recipe with Caramelised Onions and Dolcelatte

Caramelised onion pappardelle

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Want an easy yet impressive midweek dinner? Try our veggie pasta with sweet caramelised onions, creamy dolcelatte and crunchy walnuts – ready in 45 minutes


Try this caramelised onion pappardelle recipe then check out our homemade pappardelle, pappardelle bolognesemushroom pappardelle and more pappardelle recipes.



  • extra-virgin olive oil
 1 tbsp
  • unsalted butter 50g
  • red onions 2, thinly sliced
  • garlic 1 clove, sliced
  • dried chilli flakes a pinch
  • balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp
  • pappardelle 200g
  • dolcelatte 75g, cubed
  • flat-leaf parsley ½ a small bunch, finely chopped
  • walnuts a small handful, toasted and roughly chopped


  • Step 1

    Put the olive oil, butter, onions and 200ml of water into a deep frying pan and bring to a simmer. Cook over a high heat for 15 minutes, stirring regularly, or until all of the water has evaporated. Turn down the heat, add the garlic and chilli flakes, and gently cook for another 15 minutes or until soft and caramelised. Add the balsamic vinegar and cook for a few minutes.

  • Step 2

    Cook the pappardelle in a large pan of salted boiling water following pack instructions or until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking water. Tip the pasta into the onion mixture with ¾ of the dolcelatte and a splash of the pasta water, and toss well.

  • Step 3

    Divide between 2 plates, then sprinkle with the remaining dolcelatte, parsley and walnuts.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 905
  • Fat 49.9g
  • Saturates 23.3g
  • Carbs 86.4g
  • Sugars 13.4g
  • Fibre 9g
  • Protein 23.1g
  • Salt 0.9g