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Capellini Cake with Caramelized Onion

Total Time
30 min
5 min
25 min
This is easy and flavorful dish is perfect for entertaining.


Uncooked whole wheat pasta

1 pound(s), capellini variety

Vegetable oil

2 tsp


1 large, sliced

Fresh parsley

¼ cup(s), chopped

Grated Parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s)

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, omitting the salt if desired. Drain.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened and deep golden, about 10 minutes.Transfer the onion to a medium bowl and toss with parsley.
  3. Put the pasta in a large bowl and lightly spray with nonstick spray; toss well. Add all but 1/3 cup of the onion mixture, the Parmesan, salt, and pepper: toss to combine well. Transfer the pasta mixture to the skillet and press with a spatula to form a flat cake. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until golden brown and crusty, about 15 minutes. Place a large platter or baking sheet on top of the skillet and invert the skillet. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the skillet. Slide the pasta cake back into the skillet and cook until crusty, about 5 minutes longer. Slide the pasta cake onto a platter and top with the remaining onion mixture. Cut into 8 wedges.
  4. Yields 1 wedge per serving.