Spaghetti with Caramelized Onion and Radicchio+

8 plus points
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups pasta mixture and 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese)


1 tablespoon olive oil
6 cups thinly sliced yellow onion (about 1 3/4 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 pound uncooked spaghetti (used Pappardelle’s Garden Spinach angel hair pasta)
3 1/2 cups thinly sliced radicchio (about 1 head)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 15 minutes or until almost tender, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until deep golden (about 20 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add red pepper and garlic. Cook 3 minutes; stir occasionally. Add wine; cook 4 minutes or until liquid evaporates.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Add reserved cooking liquid, pasta, radicchio, parsley, and oregano to onion mixture. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper; toss to combine. Top with cheese.

CALORIES 300 ; FAT 5.8g (sat 2.3g,mono 2.3g,poly 0.7g); CHOLESTEROL 9mg; CALCIUM 160mg; CARBOHYDRATE 49.7g; SODIUM 468mg; PROTEIN 12.1g; FIBER 4.1g; IRON 2.5mg

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