Few flavors are as compulsively eatable as the flavor of onions cooked until golden. The classic Americana format for this flavor is, of course, dip. We've introduced that beloved favorite to spiral pasta and arugula for a more substantial and healthy dish—no dried flavor packets necessary.

EatingWell.com, March 2022


Credit: Photographer / Brie Passano, Food Stylist / Annie Probst

Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add fusilli and cook according to package directions. Drain.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes more.

  • Add garlic, thyme, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Increase heat to medium-high and add broth; cook, stirring, until the liquid is reduced by half, about 2 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to medium and add sour cream, stirring until completely incorporated. Remove from heat and stir in the pasta and arugula.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/4 cups
375 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 53g; dietary fiber 7g; sugars 7g; fat 14g; saturated fat 4g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 17mg; vitamin a iu 637IU; vitamin c 10mg; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 18mg; vitamin k 5mg; sodium 355mg; calcium 113mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 12mg; phosphorus 48mg; potassium 383mg; omega 3 fatty acid 1g.