Rigatoni with Basil Pesto and Caramalized Onions

Last night was Pasta night again. Whenever hubby travels on work, I get a chance to experiment with various pasta dishes. I'd rather be the guinea pig first before serving it to any one else :) 

Time spent in the kitchen yielded good results. Basil Pesto finds its way into a lot of my dishes in more than one way, so I always make a large batch and freeze them in portions for later use. Its usually made using Pine nuts, but I prefer to make it with walnuts, tastes different and better too in my opinion.

You will need:

1/2 lb Rigatoni
¼ cup prepared Basil Pesto
1 tomato chopped
1 Onion thinly sliced
2 tbsp Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp grated Parmesan, to top

Bring a pot of water to boil. Salt the water and then add the Rigatoni. Stir and cook for 12 minutes until pasta is done.

While the pasta cooks, heat a pan with olive oil. Add the thinly sliced onions and sauté on medium high heat. When the sides begin to brown, lower heat and continue to cook until the onions are very soft and golden brown. Turn off heat, add the tomatoes, pesto, drained pasta, salt and pepper. Toss to combine and coat the pasta with pesto.

Top with the parmesan and serve warm.

Voila! Nothing fancy but enough to have you going back for seconds.Enjoy!


  1. Looks so inviting...I love pastas...anytime, anyday!! Love the additon of caramalized onions too...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. Yumm, very inviting pasta..

  3. Beautiful pictures,looks super yummy.

  4. pasta looks drooooolworthy ..mmmmm...and lovely pics...

  5. that is one good-looking pasta - Yum!


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