Spaghetti with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, and Pancetta

Spaghetti with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, and Pancetta

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  • 8

    ounces uncooked spaghetti

  • 1

    tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼

    cup chopped pancetta or bacon (about 1 ounce)

  • 6

    cups vertically sliced onion (about 3 large onions)

  • ½

    teaspoon salt divided

  • ¼

    teaspoon pepper divided

  • 6

    cups sliced mushrooms (about 1 pound)

  • 2

    teaspoons minced fresh oregano

  • ¼

    cup chopped fresh parsley divided

  • 3

    garlic cloves minced

  • ½

    cup low-salt chicken broth

  • Fresh oregano (optional)


Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well; set aside. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add pancetta; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in onion, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; cover and cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Uncover and cook an additional 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove onion mixture from skillet; set aside. Add mushrooms, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to skillet; cook over medium-high heat 4 minutes. Add oregano and 2 tablespoons parsley; cook 1 minute. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add onion mixture and broth; cook until thoroughly heated. Add mushroom mixture to pasta; toss to coat. Divide among 4 shallow bowls; sprinkle evenly with 2 tablespoons parsley. Garnish with oregano, if desired. Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups


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