5-ingredient creamy pumpkin and leek pasta

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Ruby Goss

Senior Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
30
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
250 g spaghetti
300 g Hokkaido pumpkins
leeks
1 clove garlic
2 tbsp butter
25 g Parmesan cheese
400 ml water
salt
pepper
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

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

Nutrition per serving

Cal
742
Protein
24 g
Fat
17 g
Carb
125 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.
    • 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!