Pumpkin pasta

This easy sauce made in the microwave makes any pasta into a delicious meal.

Pumpkin pasta


Serves 4

600g pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and chopped
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
½ cup water
3 bay leaves
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
½ cup lite sour cream
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp margarine
300g dried, or 500g fresh pasta
6 slices salami, finely chopped


Place pumpkin, onion, water and bay leaves in a microwave bowl.
Cover and cook on high power for 8-10 minutes or until pumpkin is tender. Remove bay leaves.
Add pepper, nutmeg and sour cream and purée.
Place pumpkin seeds and margarine in a small microwave dish.
Cover and cook on high power for 2-3 minutes.
Cook pasta according to instructions on the packet. Drain and place in a serving dish.
Pour hot pumpkin sauce over the pasta, sprinkle with salami and pumpkin seeds and serve.

Variation: Sprinkle with grated or sliced Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [4 Serves]
Energy 2140kj
Protein 21.8g
Total fat 14.6g
- saturated fat 5.2g
Carbohydrates 69.1g
- sugars 14.0g
Fibre 7.0g
Sodium 312mg

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