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One Pot French Onion Pasta 🍝

  • Author: Dulcia



For the Onions
3 tablespoons olive oil πŸ«’
2 tablespoons unsalted butter 🧈
3 large yellow onions, sliced into rings 1/8-inch thick (Mandoline recommended) πŸ§…
1/8 tsp EACH salt and pepper πŸ§‚
For the Sauce
4 garlic cloves, minced πŸ§„
Pinch-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 🌢️
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 🌿
1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce 🌾
4 cups water (may sub beef broth and omit bouillon) πŸ’§
1 12 oz. can evaporated milk πŸ₯›
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch 🌽
2 tablespoons beef bouillon (granulated, base, or cubes) (may omit and use beef broth instead of water) πŸ₯„
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced (or 1 tsp dried) 🌿
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced (or ¾ tsp dried) 🌿
1/2 tsp EACH dried oregano, paprika, pepper 🌿
Add Last
1 pound short cut pasta, uncooked (I use orecchiette) 🍝
5 oz. freshly shredded Gruyere cheese πŸ§€
1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese πŸ§€
Fresh parsley for garnish (optional) 🌿


Easy Olive Oil Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Elevate your appetizer game with these irresistibly flavorful Easy Olive Oil Marinated Mozzarella Balls! Perfect for gatherings or as a simple snack, this recipe infuses creamy mozzarella with a rich blend of herbs and spices. Let’s dive into how to make this simple yet stunning dish.


  • 3/4 cup Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (adjust to taste)
  • 16 ounces bocconcini or ciliegine mozzarella, drained


  1. Mix the Marinade: In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, chopped basil, thyme, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt. Stir until well mixed.
  2. Coat the Mozzarella: Add the mozzarella balls to the bowl. Gently stir them until each ball is evenly coated with the marinade. This ensures every bite is packed with flavor.
  3. Marinate: Allow the mozzarella balls to marinate for at least one hour. If you have time, let them marinate longer; the flavors deepen and enhance over time.
  4. Refrigerate: Transfer the marinated mozzarella balls to an airtight container and refrigerate. They can be stored and enjoyed for up to five days.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Marinating Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings: 8


  • Serving Suggestions: Serve these mozzarella balls on a charcuterie board, skewered with cherry tomatoes and basil leaves, or simply enjoy them straight from the fridge.
  • Flavor Variations: Feel free to experiment with different herbs or add a splash of balsamic vinegar for an extra zing.
  • Make Ahead: These mozzarella balls are perfect for making ahead, allowing you to focus on your guests rather than last-minute preparations.

These Easy Olive Oil Marinated Mozzarella Balls are a testament to the beauty of simple ingredients coming together to create something deliciously complex. Whether you’re hosting a party or looking for a tasty snack, these mozzarella balls are sure to impress!