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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pumpkin Pasta Recipe-Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

Pumpkin pasta is very simple to make and needs very less ingredients. It tastes awesome and makes a delicious meal in itself. Today we will learn how to make pasta with pumpkin sauce following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Pumpkin Pasta-Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

Pumpkin Pasta

Pumpkin Pasta

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner-Pasta
 Recipe CuisineInternational

   Ingredients needed

   For the Pasta

   Pasta - 150 grams (any pasta)
   Oil - 2 drops
   Salt needed

   For the Pumpkin sauce

   Butter/Olive oil - 2 tsp (for cooking pumpkin)
   Pumpkin - 2 cups chopped
   Milk - 3/4 cup (boiled and cooled)

   Olive oil - 2 tsp
   Garlic - 1 tbsp minced
   Chilli flakes - 1/2 - 1 tsp
   Dry Oregano - 1 tsp
   Dry Basil - 1 tsp
   Pepper powder as needed
   Salt as needed

   For Garnishing

   Grated Parmesan cheese - as needed
   Fresh Parsley - 1 tsp finely chopped


Peel the skin of pumpkin. Scrap out and discard the fiber and the seeds. Chop it into medium sized pieces.

Heat 2 tsp of olive oil or butter and cook pumpkin until tender. Leave it to cool.

how to make pumpkin pasta

Blend it with milk and keep it aside. I have used Tagliatelle Pasta, but you can use any pasta.

pumpkin sauce and pasta

Bring plenty of water adding 2 drops of oil and needed salt to rolling boil. When water starts boiling, add the pasta and stir so that they do not stick together.

Stirring from time to time prevents the pasta from clumping together.

cooking pasta

Cook for 7-8 minutes or until aldente. It should not be mushy or too soft. Take a piece of pasta, cool it and taste it to check, if it is perfectly cooked.

Reserve a cup of pasta water and drain the pasta in a colander. 

how to cook pasta


Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a pan, add finely chopped garlic and saute for a few seconds. Reduce the heat to low and add the prepared sauce. Add needed salt, chilli flakes, dry oregano, dry basil, pepper powder and mix well .

Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce recipe

Add the cooked pasta, needed pasta water (do not add all the reserved water), mix well and heat it slightly on low flame.

Top it with grated parmesan cheese and garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley or basil leaves.

Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

Enjoy it warm with garlic bread.

Note - Adjust seasonings as per your preferences. Choose deep yellow pumpkin for making pasta sauce.

Check more delicious Pasta Recipes and pumpkin recipes.

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  1. Padhu, Made this and loved it's creamy taste !
    Can't believe me & my kids finally ate something made with yellow pumpkin and enjoyed it. We simply loath yellow pumpkin in any other dish. :) Thanks to you, I was able to finish the Y.P. that was occupying freezer space for so long !
    Thank you for this innovative & simple recipe.

  2. Since pumpkin usually taste sweet, will the pasta also taste sweet in this recipe?

    1. In India, the pumpkin is not as sweet as it is in the US. So when buying pumpkin, choose light yellow pumpkin and avoid deep yellow ones.


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