A shell pasta with an extra tasty onion soup served in a mug topped with a light gratin, fresh parsley and crunchy bread crumbs. French Onion Soup Pasta in a Mug is a great way to revamp your onion soup leftovers!

This is my first ever mug meal! Actually, I went to buy the mugs extra for this recipe. A shell formed pasta served with a leftover of onion soup and a light gratin on top with a few bread crumbs to recall the “french onion soup bread”, plus it gives the meal an extra crunch. It’s quite simple to make and tasty, so if you have any onion soup leftovers at home, this French Onion Soup Pasta in a Mug is the way to go!

A Catalan tradition as inspiration

Onion Soup Pasta
French Onion Soup Pasta in a Mug

The shell formed pasta

The shell pasta is something you don’t get to see often in your plate. Where I live, in Barcelona, they call it “galets” and it’s a popular pasta during the holiday season. They make a simple broth soup with it, sometimes the shells are not stuffed, others times filled with meat or meatballs. This soup is called “escudella i carn d’olla” and it is usually consumed for lunch on Christmas.

Originally, I wanted to use the pasta for this Catalan dish, but it ended up differently. Maybe next year… It finally turned out into a nice pasta “gratiné” mug meal with my double onion soup leftovers used as the sauce. Let’s say it turned out into my own version of festive pasta! Tasting just as delicious as the onion soup and fun to plunge into with the spoon to get to the onion bits. The pasta will absorb some of that exquisite onion soup taste.

The mug choice

On top of it all, it’s served in a mug which makes it possible to “gratiné” or grill the cheese in the oven, just like with a french onion soup. I didn’t used so much cheese, since I’m on my eternal diet… but feel free to go heavier on the cheese factor. Another typical recipe a la “FoodOlic”; mixing the best of two worlds.

So let’s make this fun and easy dish!


French Onion Soup Pasta in a Mug

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 415
A shell pasta with an extra tasty onion soup served in a mug topped with a light gratin, fresh parsley and crunchy bread crumbs. French Onion Soup Pasta in a Mug is a great way to revamp your onion soup leftovers!

Ingredients

  • 300 ml onion soup  ((check my double onion soup recipe or my simple one here))
  • 100 g shell pasta (fusilli, shells, farfalle) ((fusilli, farfalle, rigatoni))
  • 50 g breadcrumbs 
  • 50 g grated cheese  ((gruyere, gouda, cheddar, etc))
  • flat leave parsley  (finely chopped)
  • salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • Cook the pasta half way in boiling salty water, drain
  • Add them immediately to an oven proof mugs or small ovenproof recipients of your choice
  • Add 150ml of the preheated onion soup in each mugs (3/4 of the mug)
  • Top it with the cheese
  • Cook in the oven at 200°C (400F) for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted
  • Add the breadcrumbs on top, cook 1 more minute before taking the mugs out from the oven
  • Sprinkle a bit of parsley and black pepper

Notes

For onion soups recipes check those two:
*It’s hot! Let your guests know and serve the mugs on a placemat and napkins to allow them to touch the mug without burning themselves.
Author: thefoodolic
Calories: 415kcal
Course: Plato principal
Keyword: gratin, mug, onion, pasta

Nutrition

Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
French Onion Soup Pasta in a Mug
Amount per Serving
Calories
415
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
28
mg
9
%
Sodium
 
762
mg
33
%
Potassium
 
534
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
60
g
20
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
17
g
34
%
Vitamin A
 
251
IU
5
%
Calcium
 
246
mg
25
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Onion Soup Pasta
French Onion Soup Pasta in a Mug

32 Comments

  1. Pingback: Double Onion Soup – The FoodOlic recipes

  2. Lynn | The Road to Honey Reply

    The temperatures have definitely take a severe dip here in Boston so my cravings for soup have gone through the roof. This looks so warm & comforting. And I love the though of eating soup out of a mug. . .that in of itself amps up the cozy factor.

  3. “Tasty cheese” is my favorite part of recipe!! What a cozy treat for winter. I’m bundled up in blankets right now wishing I had a mug of this soup!! 🙂

  4. Fred Nonterah Reply

    This looks amazing and especially at this time of the here! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Loving this onion soup! I don’t think I’ve eaten soup out of a mug but it seems like a great idea. I can’t wait to try it.

  6. I’ve never used onion soup to spice up pasta but I remember my mom always using it in burgers or other foods and it has a very homey taste. I really like this idea and the mug makes it perfect for a lazy day at home. Wonderful recipe 🙂

  7. I’m in love with your mugs! And the soup in a mug looks great and stops you from eating too much as well I imagine!

    • Aren’t they cute?!?!! Love them too, and strangely a lot of pasta fits in there… like a full on plate…

  8. love putting soups in my mugs. Gorgeous photos and I have to try this recipe!

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