Pappardelle with Caramelized Onions and Parmesan
Onions, the king of pantry staples, reign supreme in this dish: They're slowly caramelized, then tossed with pasta and Parmesan.
The secret to this pasta is cooking the onions until they're a deep golden brown; to keep them intact, stir only occasionally. Pappardelle, like other egg-based noodles, cook very quickly (even when sold dried). We like this pasta with butter-and-cheese sauces, such as this one.