Baked French Onion Penne

with cremini mushrooms and Swiss cheese

$9.95 per serving

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.

  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Fish
  • Contains Wheat
  • Contains Milk
  • Contains Soy
  • Contains Shellfish
  • Contains Peanuts
  • Contains Tree Nuts
A note about serious food allergies
  • Nutrition per serving

  • Calories
    917
  • Carbohydrates
    78g
  • Fat
    56g
  • Protein
    32g
  • Sodium
    802mg
  • Prep & Cook Time
    40-50 min.
  • Cook Within
    7 days
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Spice Level
    Not Spicy
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  • In The Box

  • 8 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Thyme Sprigs
  • ½ oz. Seasoned Croutons
  • 5 oz. Penne Pasta
  • 5 fl. oz. Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 4 tsp. Vegetable Base
  • 4 oz. Shredded Swiss Cheese
Baked French Onion Penne with cremini mushrooms and Swiss cheese
  • In Your Kitchen

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

Recipe shown serves 2

Recipe Instructions

    Before Cooking

    While Cooking

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    1

      Before Cooking

    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 ½" pieces.

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    Cook the Mushroom-Onion Mixture

    Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1½ Tbsp. olive oil, mushrooms, onions, garlic, ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper to hot pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions and mushrooms are caramelized and deep brown, 10-12 minutes. While vegetables cook, cook pasta.

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    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. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean.

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    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 cheese (reserve remaining for topping), cooked pasta, and mushroom-onion mixture to hot pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 2-4 minutes.

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    Bake the Casserole

    Pour pasta mixture into prepared casserole dish and top with croutons and remaining cheese. Bake until cheese is golden brown, 10-14 minutes.

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    6

    Plate the Dish

    Garnish casserole with remaining thyme and scoop a serving onto a plate.

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