Pumpkin Spinach & Asaparagus Pasta

I have said it before and I will say it again 1 million times, I love super easy pasta recipes! Pasta is one of my favourite things to cook because it is so versatile, it doesn’t matter the season there is a pasta dish to fit them all.

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Lately as it begins to warm up I have been enjoying light pastas with minimal sauce and this recipe is great, not only does it have a bunch of spinach in it which is currently growing wild in my veggie garden but it is also super quick, which with pregnancy exhaustion is all I really care about.

Pumpkin, Spinach & Asparagus Pasta

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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A delicious and easy pasta recipe that is perfect for anytime of the year.

Ingredients

  • 200 g spelt pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (1 tbsp for pumpkin, 1 tbsp for sauce)
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 200 g cups of cubed butternut pumpkin
  • 100 g spinach
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200ºC
  2. Place diced pumpkin on a lined baking tray, drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper and bake in oven for around 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Boil pasta as per packet instructions.
  4. Once pasta has been cooked and drained place a large pan on medium heat, add oil and garlic, cook until garlic becomes fragrant.
  5. Add pasta, asparagus, spinach, lemon juice and lemon zest then cook until spinach has wilted an asparagus is cooked through.
  6. Add cooked pumpkin to pasta mixture and stir through carefully ensuring the pumpkin is not mashed.
  7. Season with salt and pepper, divide evenly between 2 bowls and enjoy.

*Note I used spelt pasta rather than regular pasta because I like the taste and I had some open that I needed to cook. You could just use regular pasta if that is all you had.

Well there you have a super easy and delicious pasta recipe. I love the caramelized pumpkin pieces and ended up eating a bunch of them whilst I was cooking, I should just cook up a separate batch next time to snack on.

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What do you think of my pasta recipe?

What is your favourite go to easy pasta recipe?

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