One Pot French Onion Pasta
Recipe type: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: Serves: 4-6
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 large purple onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 springs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 packet (340g) Barilla Gluten Free Penne Pasta
  • ⅓ cup coconut cream
  • 2 cups swiss cheese, grated
  1. Heat oil in a large pot over high heat. Add onions and coconut sugar, cook in oil for 10-15 minutes or until slightly caramelised, whilst stirring.
  2. Stir through minced garlic, cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour in broth and water, bring to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, stir through thyme, bay leafs, vinegar, salt and pepper, mix well to combine.
  5. Add in penne pasta and mix well to combine. Add more or less water/broth, you want it to just cover the pasta.
  6. Cook on medium heat until pasta absorbs most of the liquid, approx. 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Once pasta is al dente, stir through coconut cream and 1 cup of the grated swiss cheese, cook for a further 1-2 minutes or until pasta is creamy.
  8. Serve pasta up in bowls. Optional: Top each pasta bowl with remaining 1 cup swiss cheese and melt under a pre-heated grill until cheese is completely melted.
  9. Enjoy!
Store leftovers in an airtight container, refrigerated, for 2-3 days.

If you’re not gluten free, you can use any regular penne pasta.
Recipe by Wholesome Patisserie at