5-ingredient creamy pumpkin and leek pasta

5-ingredient creamy pumpkin and leek pasta

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Ruby Goss

Ruby Goss

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"I like to think of this quick, satisfying and super-saucy weeknight dish as ‘pumpkin soup pasta’: It’s just as comforting and is a very basic recipe that tastes far richer, and looks far more impressive, than the sum of its simple ingredients (you don’t even need a whole pumpkin, a big chunk will do!). As it is, it’s a great, slurpy dish to entertain with that doesn’t break the bank. Conversely, when you’re feeling like splurging a little more: I’ve served it with chopped toasted hazelnuts and burrata on top, and have snuck in truffle oil, which is heavenly (just, not for you truffle purists out there)."

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

30 min

Baking

30 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
250 g
spaghetti
300 g
Hokkaido pumpkins
2
leeks
1 clove
garlic
2 tbsp
butter
25 g
Parmesan cheese
400 ml
water
salt
pepper
MetricImperial

Utensils

oven, cutting board, knife, parchment paper, baking sheet, 2 large pots, cooking spoon, immersion blender, tongs

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Nutrition per serving

Cal742
Fat17 g
Protein24 g
Carb125 g
  • Step 1/4

    Preheat oven to 180°C/356°F. Scoop any seeds out of the Hokkaido pumpkin with a spoon and discard (or wash and save for another use). Cut the pumpkin into small cubes, approx. 2 cm. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, drizzle them with a little olive oil if desired, and season with salt. Transfer to the oven and let roast for approx. 30 min, or until the pumpkin is just beginning to brown.
    • 300 g Hokkaido pumpkins
    • salt
    • oven
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • parchment paper
    • baking sheet

    Preheat oven to 180°C/356°F. Scoop any seeds out of the Hokkaido pumpkin with a spoon and discard (or wash and save for another use). Cut the pumpkin into small cubes, approx. 2 cm. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, drizzle them with a little olive oil if desired, and season with salt. Transfer to the oven and let roast for approx. 30 min, or until the pumpkin is just beginning to brown.

  • Step 2/4

    In the meantime, slice the white part of the leeks into rings, approx. 1/2 cm wide and mince the garlic. Set a large pot over medium heat and melt the butter in it. Once melted, add the leeks and garlic and sauté until the leeks are soft and beginning to brown at the edges, approx 5 – 7 min. Season with salt and pepper and reserve ¼ of the leeks for garnishing.
    • 2 leeks
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • salt
    • pepper
    • large pot
    • cooking spoon

    In the meantime, slice the white part of the leeks into rings, approx. 1/2 cm wide and mince the garlic. Set a large pot over medium heat and melt the butter in it. Once melted, add the leeks and garlic and sauté until the leeks are soft and beginning to brown at the edges, approx 5 – 7 min. Season with salt and pepper and reserve ¼ of the leeks for garnishing.

  • Step 3/4

    For the pasta, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, take the roasted pumpkin out of the oven and transfer it to the pot with the leeks. Add water and bring to a boil. Use an immersion blender to blend the sauce until smooth and creamy. Add grated Parmesan, season with salt and pepper and blend again. Leave on low heat while the pasta cooks.
    • 400 ml water
    • 25 g Parmesan cheese
    • salt
    • pepper
    • large pot
    • immersion blender

    For the pasta, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, take the roasted pumpkin out of the oven and transfer it to the pot with the leeks. Add water and bring to a boil. Use an immersion blender to blend the sauce until smooth and creamy. Add grated Parmesan, season with salt and pepper and blend again. Leave on low heat while the pasta cooks.

  • Step 4/4

    Cook pasta, according to packaging instructions. Once it’s very al dente, use tongs to transfer it to the pumpkin sauce, toss well and let simmer in the sauce briefly to finish cooking. Garnish with the reserved leeks and serve with extra grated Parmesan on top. Enjoy!
    • 250 g spaghetti
    • tongs

    Cook pasta, according to packaging instructions. Once it’s very al dente, use tongs to transfer it to the pumpkin sauce, toss well and let simmer in the sauce briefly to finish cooking. Garnish with the reserved leeks and serve with extra grated Parmesan on top. Enjoy!

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    5-ingredient creamy pumpkin and leek pasta

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