Shell pasta served with onion soup in a mug, with cheese, parsley and breadcrumbs. French Onion Soup Pasta is perfect for revamping your onion soup leftovers!

This is my first-ever mug meal! I went to buy the mugs extra for this recipe. A shell-formed pasta served with leftover onion soup and a cheese gratin on top with a few breadcrumbs. Recalling the “French onion soup bread” gives the meal an extra crunch. It’s pretty simple to make and tasty, so if you have any onion soup leftovers at home, this French Onion Soup Pasta is the way to go!

A Catalan Tradition as Inspiration

Onion Soup Pasta
French Onion Soup Pasta in a Mug

The Shell Pasta

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

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

The Mug Choice

French Onion Soup Pasta
French Onion Soup Pasta in a Mug

On top of it all, it’s served in a mug, making it possible to “gratiné” or grill the cheese in the oven, just like with French onion soup. I didn’t use 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.

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So let’s make this fun and easy dish!

French Onion Soup Pasta in a Mug

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 385
Shell pasta served with onion soup in a mug topped with a gratin, fresh parsley and crunchy breadcrumbs. The perfect 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 (or panko)
  • 50 g grated cheese  ((gruyere, gouda, cheddar, etc))
  • flat leave parsley  (finely chopped)
  • salt and pepper

Instructions 

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

Notes

*It’s hot! Let your guests know and serve the mugs on a placemat and napkin to allow them to touch without burning themselves.
Author: Marie Breton
Calories: 385kcal
Course: Plato principal
Cuisine: french, Fusion, Italian
Keyword: gratin, mug, onion, pasta

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 697mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
French Onion Soup Pasta in a Mug
Amount per Serving
Calories
385
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
28
mg
9
%
Sodium
 
697
mg
30
%
Potassium
 
521
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
54
g
18
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
16
g
32
%
Vitamin A
 
251
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
0.1
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
231
mg
23
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

32 Comments

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  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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