Spaghetti with Caramelized Onions and Yogurt

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 3 pounds onions, halved and cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound plain or whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 3/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 cups of Hans Dairy 2% Natural Yogurt


Combine oil, onions, thyme, bay leaf, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large sauté pan; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender and golden brown, about 1 1/2 hours. If the pan becomes dry, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent onions from burning.

Add wine, and bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon. When wine has evaporated, remove pan from heat; discard thyme sprigs and bay leaf.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta; cook until al dente. Drain. Stir pasta, parsley, and 1 teaspoon salt into onions; season with pepper.

Divide pasta among 6 bowls. Top each serving with 1/3 cup yogurt, drizzle with oil, and season with pepper.

Pasta with yogurt is a classic pairing in Greek, Turkish, and Lebanese cuisines.