Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What to do with all those pumpkins!

Pumpkin Pasta recipe 

Cut 1/2 a butternut pumpkin into 2cm cubes.  Place in a large saucepan of boiling water
along with 500g of pasta and cook for as long as the packet suggests.  If you have a basket
to separate the pasta from the pumpkin while it is in the water it will make the process a lot
easier, but if you don't that's fine too - you can just pick it out.  Meanwhile, saute 1 large diced onion, and 2 crushed garlic cloves in a saucepan with 1 Tbsp olive oil.

Drain pasta and pumpkin, set pumpkin aside in a bowl, return pasta to pan and leave off the heat.  Mash pumpkin and add enough light cream to make a sauce consistency, season with salt & pepper.  Add pumpkin, onions, 1 Tbsp. margarine or butter and 2 Tbsp herbs (rosemary, basil, thyme or sage are good) to drained pasta, return to heat and mix thoroughly until heated. Top pasta with your favorite Parmesan cheese and enjoy!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

OH YUM, YUM, YUM! This looks delicious!

Michelle :)