Pumpkin Pasta with Toasted Walnuts & Spinach

perfect on a busy fall day
Perfect on a busy fall day
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8 oz Shells Pasta or bowtie pasta
1 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
2 cloves Garlic fresh, minced
1 cup Pumpkin puree canned
2 tbsp Tomato paste
2 tbsp Half-and-half exclude for a vegan recipe
1 cup Vegetable broth
1 pinch Ground nutmeg
Black pepper cracked, to taste
Salt to taste
2 cups Baby spinach heaping
¼ cup Walnuts chopped, toasted
Parmesan cheese optional, use crushed walnuts for a vegan recipe

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Pumpkin Pasta with Toasted Walnuts & Spinach


Your whole family will adore this Pumpkin Pasta with Toasted Walnuts and Spinach. It is one of my favorite meals because it is ready and on the table in only 20 minutes. It is perfect for those fall evenings when you have been running around all day and you want a delicious filling dinner in no time at all.

Start by cooking the pasta. Meanwhile sauté garlic until fragrant. Add tomato paste, pumpkin, half and half and vegetable broth. Stir and leave to cook on low before adding spinach and cooking until it wilts slightly. Add cooked pasta and toss to coat. Sprinkle with walnuts and Parmesan, if desired and serve. Voila – ready in no time.

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Steps to make Pumpkin Pasta with Toasted Walnuts & Spinach


Cook pasta


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add 8 ounces of pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside but keep warm.


Sauté garlic


Place a large skillet on medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 cloves of fresh minced garlic. Sauté until fragrant.


Make sauce


Add in 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 cup of pumpkin puree and 2 tablespoons of half and half. Whisk until combined. Add 1 cup of vegetable broth. Stir well and turn the heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes.


Add spinach


Add 2 cups of spinach and cook it until it wilts slightly. Adjust the seasoning to taste.


Mix pasta and sauce


Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and stir until coated evenly.



Sprinkle with walnuts and Parmesan and serve immediately.

This Pumpkin Pasta with Toasted Walnuts and Spinach is a quick and easy meal for a busy fall day! Try it soon and come back to leave a review with your thoughts!

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