Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

by bloomingwithflavors
pasta mit kürbis sauce

Today we have pasta with pumpkin sauce from the oven! This winter dish is uncomplicated, creamy and a real comfort food. The creamy pumpkin sauce gives the pasta a unique flavor that will surprise even die-hard pasta lovers.

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Ingredients for pasta with pumpkin

Pasta:

  • 500 g pasta of your choice

Pumpkin sauce:

  • 1 small Hokkaido pumpkin (soft fried)
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed
  • 2 tbsp yeast flakes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable broth powder
  • A sip of plant-based milk (soy milk
  • A sip of water
  • Salt pepper

To garnish (optional):

  • fresh basil
  • Pumpkin seeds

It's that easy to make creamy pumpkin pasta

Prepare pumpkin:

  • Wash the Hokkaido pumpkin, divide it, remove the ends and insides and cut the pumpkin into small pieces. Place the pumpkin pieces on a baking tray lined with baking paper and drizzle a little olive oil over them.
  • Now bake everything for 20-30 minutes at 180ºC (fan oven). Until the pumpkin is nice and soft.

Cooking pasta:

  • Cook the pasta of your choice “al dente” according to the package instructions and drain.

Prepare pumpkin sauce:

  • Put pumpkin, pressed garlic, yeast flakes, vegetable broth powder, milk and water in a blender and mix the ingredients until a creamy sauce is formed. Alternatively, you can puree the ingredients.
  • Now put the sauce in a large pot and let it boil briefly.
    Add the pasta and stir well.
    Season the noodles with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish the pumpkin pasta with basil and pumpkin seeds as desired.

This pumpkin is best suited for the pasta dish

Hokkaido pumpkin is particularly suitable for this recipe because its peel is edible, saving you the hassle of peeling. In addition, the sweet and nutty taste of Hokkaido harmonizes perfectly with pasta.

Tips for the pumpkin pasta recipe

  • Do not peel Hokkaido: The peel of the Hokkaido pumpkin is edible and contains many nutrients. So you save a lot of time and stress when preparing the dish.
  • Feel free to use more spices: Experiment with spices like nutmeg, cinnamon or cayenne pepper to create the perfect pumpkin sauce for you.
  • Use pasta water: Use a cup of the pasta water to thin the sauce. Pasta water contributes to the perfect consistency of the sauce.
  • If no food processor: A hand blender is also suitable for pureeing the pumpkin sauce.

3 reasons for baked pumpkin pasta

  • Intense taste: When baked in the oven, the Hokkaido’s taste develops intensively. This will give you a super aromatic sauce for your pasta.
  • Quick pasta recipe: Once the pumpkin is soft, simply puree all the ingredients for the sauce. This means that the pasta dish can be cooked very quickly and easily.
  • Healthy: Pumpkin contains many good nutrients and vitamins. For example, Hokkaido provides you with vitamin C to strengthen your immune system.

Variations and alternatives for the pumpkin noodles

  • Pasta with pumpkin and spinach: Wash fresh spinach, drain it and add it shortly before the end of the pasta cooking time. Then drain the pasta and spinach, mix with the pumpkin sauce and mix well.
  • Pasta with pumpkin and peppers: Wash, deseed and cut the peppers into strips, then roast them in the oven with the pumpkin. Continue as described in the main recipe and simply puree the baked peppers.
  • Pasta with pumpkin and sage: Wash fresh sage leaves, pat dry and fry briefly in butter until crispy. Add the crispy sage leaves as a topping over the pasta with pumpkin sauce. The crunchy aroma of sage harmonizes very well with the pumpkin flavor.

How long does pumpkin sauce last?

The pumpkin sauce will keep in the fridge for about 3-4 days. Store them in an airtight container.

Can you freeze pumpkin sauce?

Yes, the pumpkin sauce freezes well. Portion them into a sealable freezer bag or container. The sauce will keep frozen for up to 3 months.

Why you should try this recipe

  • Simply delicious: get ready for a taste explosion! The creamy sauce deserves the sweetness of the pumpkin with lots of savory flavor from garlic, yeast flakes and spices.
  • Quick and Easy: This pumpkin pasta recipe is so easy to make and requires very little effort. While the pasta is cooking, you can start making the sauce and then stir everything together.
  • Loved by everyone: This recipe is family friendly and also perfect when guests come over. Thanks to its great taste, this pasta recipe really appeals to everyone!

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

Pasta:

  • 500 g pasta of your choice

Pumpkin sauce:

  • 1 small Hokkaido pumpkin (soft fried)
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed
  • 2 tbsp yeast flakes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable broth powder
  • A sip of plant-based milk (soy milk
  • A sip of water
  • Salt pepper

To garnish (optional):

  • fresh basil
  • Pumpkin seeds

Instructions

Prepare pumpkin:

  1. Wash the Hokkaido pumpkin, divide it, remove the ends and insides and cut the pumpkin into small pieces.
  2. Place the pumpkin pieces on a baking tray lined with baking paper and drizzle a little olive oil over them.
  3. Now bake everything for 20-30 minutes at 180ºC (fan oven). Until the pumpkin is nice and soft.

Cooking pasta:

  1. Cook the pasta of your choice “al dente” according to the package instructions and drain.

Prepare pumpkin sauce:

  1. Put pumpkin, pressed garlic, yeast flakes, vegetable broth powder, milk and water in a blender and mix the ingredients until a creamy sauce is formed. Alternatively, you can puree the ingredients.
  2. Now put the sauce in a large pot and let it boil briefly. Add the pasta and stir well. Season the noodles with salt and pepper.
  3. Garnish the pumpkin pasta with basil and pumpkin seeds as desired.

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