Onion-Buttered Noodles

Onion-Buttered Noodles

For you onion lovers. 🧅 ♥️


  • 2 yellow onions
  • 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • Kosher salt & black pepper
  • A sprinkle of red pepper flakes
  • Your choice of pasta (long noodles work best here)


Slice onions. I used a mandolin.  Set 2 tablespoons aside. 

Add 2 tablespoons of butter to a large skillet over medium heat.  Once melted add the onions.  Generously season with salt and pepper.  Cook until golden and jammy, 25-35 minutes.  Stir often and lower heat if needed.  I added a couple of splashes of water throughout this time to deglaze the pan. 

Boil pasta in salted water.  Do not drain but add to skillet with onions using a slotted spoon.  Leave the water in the pot. 

Add the 2 tablespoons of reserved onion, the rest of the butter and 1/4 of the pasta water.  Toss all together.  Add more pasta water if you want a different consistency. 

*Recipe from Food52.