Baked French Onion Penne

with cremini mushrooms

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

The warmth and ease of a casserole on a cold night meets the subtle and classic flavors of French onion soup in this baked pasta dish. First, you'll brown and caramelize the onions and mushrooms, then mix them together with pasta, cream, and thyme, layering flavor upon flavor. Finally, you'll top the casserole with croutons and cheese (just like the soup!) and bake. Richly cheesy and perfectly indulgent, this dish might even top the classic it was inspired by.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 3 Thyme Sprigs
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    4 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • 8 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
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    ½ oz. Seasoned Croutons
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    5 oz. Penne Pasta
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    4 fl. oz. Light Cream
  • 4 tsp. Vegetable Base
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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  • Carbohydrates
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  • Protein
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Colander

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut mushrooms into ¼" slices. Halve and peel onion. Slice halves into thin strips. Mince garlic. Stem thyme. Lightly crush croutons into coarse crumbs.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Mushroom-Onion Mixture

    Cook the Mushroom-Onion Mixture

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil, mushrooms, onion, garlic, ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper to hot pan. Stir occasionally until onion and mushrooms are caramelized and deep brown, 10-12 minutes. While mushroom-onion mixture cooks, cook pasta.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Pasta

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 9-11 minutes. Drain pasta in a colander, shaking to remove as much water as possible. Set aside. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 4 - Make the Pasta Mixture

    Make the Pasta Mixture

    Return pot used to cook pasta to medium-high heat. Add cream, vegetable base, half the thyme (reserve remaining for garnish), half the mozzarella (reserve remaining for topping), cooked pasta, and mushroom-onion mixture to hot pot. Stir occasionally until slightly thickened, 2-4 minutes.

  • Step 5 - Bake the Casserole

    Bake the Casserole

    Pour pasta mixture into prepared casserole dish. For best results use an 8" casserole dish. Top with croutons and remaining mozzarella. Bake in hot oven until cheese is golden brown, 10-14 minutes. Serve family-style, garnishing with remaining thyme. Bon appétit!