How to make French One Pot French Onion Pasta Recipe

Hi there, it’s Julia from Dinner with Julia, and I’m thrilled to bring you on a culinary journey today. I have been experimenting in my kitchen, as usual, and I’ve come up with a dish that oozes comfort, warmth, and a little bit of that French je ne sais quoi. Yes, you guessed it; we’re talking about my French One Pot French Onion Pasta Recipe. This dish is a twist on the classic French Onion Soup, an all-time favorite in my household. It’s rich, savory, and everything you’d want on a chilly fall evening.

French One Pot French Onion Pasta Recipe

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French One Pot French Onion Pasta Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Vegetarian
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people
Calories 650 kcal


  • 1 pan


  • One cup of diced onion
  • Two tablespoon of olive oil
  • One cup of cherry tomatoes
  • One pack of pasta
  • One cup of vegetable broth
  • One teaspoon of thyme powder
  • One cup of shredded cheese
  • Half teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • One cup of water
  • Two tablespoon of minced garlic
  • Two tablespoon of minced ginger
  • Half cup of cilantro


  • Take a pan.
  • Add in the oil and onions.
  • Cook the onions until they become soft and fragrant.
  • Add in the chopped garlic and ginger.
  • Cook the mixture well.
  • Add the spices.
  • Add in the broth.
  • Mix the ingredients carefully and cover your pan.
  • Boil the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
  • Add in the cherry tomatoes
  • Mix the pasta and shredded cheese into the mixture
  • Add the cilantro on top
  • Your dish is ready to be served


Keyword cherry tomatoes, onion, pasta

Cooking French One Pot French Onion Pasta in a Slow Cooker

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If you’re a fan of slow cooking like me, you’ll be thrilled to know that my French One Pot French Onion Pasta Recipe can also be prepared using a slow cooker. The slow cooking process allows the flavors to meld together beautifully, resulting in a dish that’s rich, savory, and absolutely delicious. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Caramelize the onions: Start by caramelizing the onions on the stovetop as usual. This step is crucial for developing the deep, sweet flavor that’s characteristic of French Onion Soup.
  • Transfer to the slow cooker: Once the onions are nicely caramelized, transfer them to your slow cooker. Add in the broth, thyme, bay leaf, and pasta.
  • Cook on low: Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for about 2-3 hours, or until the pasta is cooked to your liking.
  • Add the cheese: Just before serving, stir in the shredded cheese until it’s fully melted and incorporated into the pasta.
  • Serve and enjoy: Ladle the pasta into bowls, top with more cheese if desired, and serve hot. Bon appétit!

Tips for making French One Pot French Onion Pasta

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Cooking Tips

Before we dive into the recipe, here are some cooking tips to optimize your experience with this French Onion Pasta recipe:

  • Onion selection: The type of onion can significantly impact the overall flavor of the dish. I recommend using sweet onions for their mild flavor and great caramelization.
  • Patience is key: Take your time while caramelizing the onions. This step cannot be rushed, as it forms the backbone of our recipe.
  • Cheese choice: Traditional French Onion Soup uses Gruyère, but feel free to experiment! A good, melty mozzarella or robust cheddar could also work well.
  • Pasta selection: I prefer using fusilli for this recipe because it holds onto the sauce nicely. However, any pasta shape will work!

Serving Suggestion

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Now, let’s talk about serving this delightful dish. My French One Pot French Onion Pasta is a complete meal in itself, thanks to the hearty onions and filling pasta. However, you might want to consider the following ideas to elevate your dining experience:

  • Garlic Bread: A side of warm, buttery garlic bread would complement the flavors of the pasta wonderfully.
  • Green Salad: A fresh green salad with a tangy vinaigrette can provide a refreshing contrast to the rich pasta.
  • Wine Pairing: A glass of your favorite white wine, perhaps a Chardonnay or a Sauvignon Blanc, would be the cherry on top!


I’ve received some questions about this French Onion Pasta recipe, so I thought I’d answer a few common ones:

  • Can I make this recipe gluten-free? Absolutely! Just replace traditional pasta with your favorite gluten-free variety.
  • Can I use red onions instead of sweet onions? While you can, red onions have a stronger flavor and may alter the taste of the dish.
  • What other cheeses can I use? Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese; just ensure they melt well!
  • Can I make this dish vegan? Yes, by using vegan cheese and a plant-based broth.
  • Can I freeze leftovers? Definitely! This dish freezes well and can be reheated when you’re ready to eat.

Until next time, happy cooking!

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