Pasta With Parsley-Almond Pesto and Fried Onions
This pesto pasta idea is even better than the traditional variety, thanks to fried onions. Not only do you top the bowl of pasta with the onion, you’ll also use the cooking oil to flavor the pesto—infusing the taste of sautéed onions in the sauce. Instead of pine nuts, which, while classic, can be expensive, roasted salted almonds are an affordable shortcut. Shopping tip: If you can’t find cavatappi—a ridged spiraled tube shape—look for another ridged tube shape like penne, or a spiral like fusilli. The key is pasta that will hold the sauce so you’ll get pesto in each bite.