Autumn Pumpkin Pasta

This pasta recipe was created at some point last year when autumn was right around the corner and the pumpkin was in its peak season. Like pretty much everyone knows, pumpkin is THE autumn fruit (had to google if it’s a fruit or vegetable or anything else haha). I consider eating seasonal as pretty dope and I love autumn anyway. So of course I had to create something with the embodiment of autumn, the PiPaPumpkin (I have no idea why I just did that). I know, I know, there are so many different pumpkin recipes out there already, especially in fall (using the other word for the German “Herbst” to bring in more variety haha). But I’m convinced that MY pumpkin recipe is the best out of all of them. I’m joking. Or..am I? Haha. Well guys, just try it yourself and build your own opinion, kay? 🙂

Autumn Pumpkin Pasta

You need: (2 servings)

  • a small Hokkaido pumpkin
  • 250 g Farfalle (durum wheat or whole grain)
  • Spinach (fresh)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 100 ml broth
  • 100 ml of pureed tomatoes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • nutmeg

Preparation:

  • Wash the pumpkin, cut it in the middle and core it.
  • Then cut into small pieces.
  • Meanwhile cook the Farfalle.
  • Put coconut oil (or olive oil) in a higher pan.
  • Sauté the pumpkin a bit.
  • Then season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Press the garlic cloves through a garlic press over the pumpkin pieces.
  • Then put the lid on the pan and simmer the pumpkin for a few minutes on a low heat.
  • Deglaze with broth.
  • Add the pasta to the pan.
  • Add also pureed tomatoes and spinach.
  • Mix everything thoroughly and cook briefly on medium heat.
  • Salt & pepper everything again.
    Dooooooooooooone!

Also, what I love to do: roast pumpkin seeds or pine nuts and spread over the finished pasta. Or/And grated (vegan) cheese! Actually…now that I’m thinking about it, you could do that to every single pasta recipe that exists haha. It’s just always yummy as hell (I think).

Okay – I have to admit – with this recipe I didn’t reinvent the wheel but why do you have to anyway? The recipe is quick and simple, just the way everyone likes it. (I’m not referring to every aspect in life btw ;).)

What is your food that you can not miss in autumn?

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