Don’t Miss this Delicious Spaghetti and Pumpkin Recipe

· January 24, 2019
Looking for a great, healthy dinner recipe? Look no further than this delicious spaghetti and pumpkin recipe. We've got the details here!

Have you ever tried spaghetti and pumpkin together?

Most people have particular preferences when it comes to pasta and similar dishes, such as pizza, lasagna, and more. These kinds of dishes are popular everywhere around the world.

If you’re mixing carbohydrates such as pasta with vegetables, like pumpkin, for example, it may be seen as unusual. However, today we want to show you how to make a delicious recipe with spaghetti and pumpkin.

To make this recipe more versatile, we’ll show you both the classic and more modern takes, as well as some other options to spice it up. You can choose which ones are your favorites, according to your tastes.

How to Make Spaghetti and Pumpkin

A classic recipe for spaghetti and pumpkin

As you know, the most common recipe made with pumpkin is cream of pumpkin soup. This vegetable is most commonly served mashed or pureed.

It can even be used to make a sauce to go with other dishes. This is essentially what we’re going to do with this recipe.

spaghetti and pumpkin

In the classic recipe for spaghetti and pumpkin, you’ll use the pumpkin to make a sauce for the pasta. We suggest using spaghetti here but you can easily substitute any other type of noodle.

What’s interesting is how the flavors combine and blend in a delicious way.

Ingredients

  • Spaghetti (300 g)
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cups of peeled pumpkin (600 g)
  • 1 cup of heavy cream (250 ml)
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil (30 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of nutmeg (30 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of salt (15 g)
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper (15 g)
  • 2 cups of Parmesan cheese (optional) (200 g)

Read also: 4 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

Preparation

  • Add a drizzle of olive oil to the pan and add the onion. Sauté over medium heat with a little salt.
  • Then, add the peeled and seeded pumpkin to the pan with the onion. Cook until it softens.
  • From time to time, you should stir a little to get a more homogeneous and uniform mixture.
  • Meanwhile, it’s time to add the spaghetti to a pot of water, oil, and salt and let it cook.
  • Finally, add the heavy cream to the pan and stir with a little cheese. When the spaghetti is ready, add the other ingredients and cook for 2 more minutes.

A recipe for spaghetti with pumpkin and mushrooms

This variation of the original recipe makes it almost easier than the first. What’s more, if you have some extra time you can add some pesto and chicken fillets. However, by preparing it with pumpkin and mushrooms, you’ll have an unbeatable and very nutritious recipe.

Ingredients

  • 200 g of spaghetti
  • 3 chicken fillets
  • 2 cups of chopped pumpkin (400 g)
  • ½ cup of mushrooms (100 g)
  • 2 stalks of broccoli
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of salt (15 g)
  • ¼ cup of white wine (62 ml)

See also: Broccoli and Pumpkin Recipes

Preparation

  • Start by steaming both the pumpkin and broccoli.
  • Then, in a frying pan, brown the onion and the garlic.
  • Add the mushrooms once the onion is translucent. Mix everything together for one minute. Don’t forget to add the salt.
  • In the meantime, place the chicken fillets on a griddle or in a frying pan and grill them. Then, slice them and add them to the remaining ingredients.
  • Do the with the steamed pumpkin and broccoli.
  • Add the white wine to the pan with all ingredients and saute for two minutes. This will add a special touch of flavor.
  • Finally, remove from heat, allow it to cool, and enjoy!
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