– 375g dried penne pasta
– 1tbsp olive oil
– 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme (1/2tsp is for seasoning)
– 30g french onion seasoning mix
– 2 tsp garlic granules (or 2 cloves garlic)
– 25g butter
– 2 large brown onions (diced)
-1/2 cup dry white wine
-1 1/2cup grated cheese
– Added veggies of your choice
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°
Step 2: Cook pasta until almost cooked, then drain
Step 3: Heat butter and oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring occasionally for 10-15min, until browned. Add garlic and thyme, cooking for 30 sec.
Step 4: Add french onion mix, stirring to coat. Add wine, simmering until reduced by half. (Depending on the veggies add now or in the next step if they cook quickly e.g. spinach)
Step 5: Gradually stir in cream and season with pepper. Then add to pasta, thoroughly mixing to coat. Add pasta mixture to baking dish, top with cheese, and bake for 20-25min, or until cheese is melted and golden.
Step 6: Serve with sprinkled leftover thyme.