Braised Celery, Onions and Pasta

A simple, yet mouthwatering pasta dish that you can substitute many of the ingredients with other ingredients. (See Notes for examples)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: pasta
Servings: 12


  • 6 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 2 1/2 cups celery diced; cut and reserve leaves for garnish
  • 1/4 cup onion red, white, vidalia OR 1/4 tsp. onion Bouillion paste
  • 16 oz. pasta any kind you want; we used small shells
  • 2 1/2 cups Beef + Vegetable Broth Mix (70/30 blend; 2 cups beef + 1/2 cup vegetable)
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp. Mrs. Dash Original seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning
  • 2 tsp. organic turmeric
  • 1/2 Tbsp. bouillon powder


  • Place butter in a medium pan and melt until slightly brown.
  • Add celery and onion (or bouillon paste), sprinkle pepper, and Mrs. Dash's seasonings. Sauté until tender.
  • Add pasta and stir until covered with remaining butter in the pot.
  • Add broth until pasta is slightly covered. Stir and add turmeric, as well as a bit more pepper (if needed).
  • After 7 - 9 minutes, pasta should become tender and the broth has absorbed a bit. Reduce hit to simmer and add bouillon powder.
  • After 2 - 3 minutes, the dish will thicken.
  • Add reserved leaves as garnish and serve hot. Enjoy!


You can use any pasta you like. Of course, you can swap out the broth. You can even make this a main dish or an entree and add chicken, ground turkey, or any meat you choose!
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