Beef Broth and Onion Pasta with Parmesan

This Beef Broth and Onion Pasta with Parmesan is a hearty and warming pasta dish that tastes like you have been cooking for hours, but is ready in 20 minutes.  The pasta is cooked like a risotto, giving it great depth of flavour and an almost creamy texture. Garnished with plenty of parmesan this is Italian comfort at it's very best.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 380 kcal


  • 2 1/2  cups beef broth
  • tablespoons butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 10 oz Pasta (Cavatappi/cellentani/spirali) (280g)
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley


  1. Pour the beef broth into a small pan and bring it to a simmer.
  2. Peel and finely chop the onion.
  3. In a large pan, melt butter and olive oil together over a low heat.
  4. Add the onion to the butter and cook, for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft.
  5. Add the pasta and stir it well so it is coated in the onion butter.
  6. Pour in about 1/2 cup of the beef broth and constantly stir until it has fully absorbed.
  7. Continue stirring and adding the beef broth, 1/2 cup at a time until the pasta is al dente.
  8. If you run out of broth then continue with boiling water.
  9. Remove from heat and season generously with black pepper (you won't need salt)
  10. Serve garnished with parsley and plenty of grated parmesan.
Nutrition Facts
Beef Broth and Onion Pasta with Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 740mg 31%
Potassium 289mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 12.3%
Iron 7.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.