Fusilli with Leeks and Red Onions

Fusilli ai Porri e Cipolla Rossa

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Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta

Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta

By Giuliano Hazan

Published 2009

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Leeks are onions’ milder cousins, and when they cook down they become sweet and creamy. Red onions add depth of flavor, making this a perfect pasta sauce for when the weather starts turning cold.


  • 1 medium red onion
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium leeks


  1. Fill a pot for the pasta with about 6 quarts of water, place over high heat, and bring to a boil.
  2. Peel and thinly slice the red onion crosswise. Put it with the olive oil in a 12-inch skillet and place over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion while you are preparing the leeks. If the onion begins to brown, remove from the heat.
  3. While the onion is sautéi