A Creamy Autumn Pumpkin Pasta recipe that brings you all the healthy comfort of the season. Gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan, this easy & quick, savory seasonal dinner will warm your soul from the inside out!
Shall we enjoy some savory pumpkin fare on this October Monday? There are so many pumpkin pasta recipes out there, but pumpkin is one of those essential key ingredients from some delicious, healthy, (low-calorie) creamy pasta. When I baked this pumpkin bread a few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure if I had enough cans of pumpkin in my apartment, so I bought a few extra. Couldn’t let those cans go to waste during pumpkin season, no can we?
So this is what I did. Made some quick and easy one-pot pumpkin pasta! One-pot, one-box (pasta), one can (pumpkin). One delicious dish! Alright, there are a few more things in there, but still super easy! Apparently, we are simply spoiled over here in the US. Good old canned pumpkin puree isn’t so much of a thing across the pond. A tragedy? They just have to roast and puree themselves I guess….Libby’s needs to expand their pumpkin market!
I know we’re missing out on some interesting foodie hacks here in the states. That’s one reason I want to travel the world one day. The culture around food in every country and region is just so unique! Ever since my trip to that Asian Market, my travel lust has been going strong! That’s when the “study abroad” bug tickles its way in…just a bit.
I would never be able to study abroad, but that won’t stop me from fantasizing about traveling! I’ve talked about this before, but the places high on my list include India, Iceland, Italy, Australia, Thailand, Morocco, and California. The most likely one to happen first? California…possibly, haha! This East Coast girl needs to become a bit more of a peripatetic!
Right now, there’s not going to be much traveling and this pasta is not very exotic, but at least it’s delicious (and could be exotic to someone not in the US!) Delicious and perfect for a Halloween dinner! Can you believe Halloween is on a Monday?! I thought it was going to fall on Sunday, then I go and check and see October 31st is a Monday. Terrible! All those Halloween parties will be on the weekend I presume! Maybe Halloween on a Monday will be a good thing, though? Start the week with a big dose of candy?
This pasta is perfect for a simple autumn dinner or a little Halloween fun. Orange and black with some green in there too! It’s creamy and comforting with a nice bite from the olives (they look like eyeballs!), “cheesy” (that hidden nooch!), and a bit deeper than just pumpkin with the addition of some tomato sauce! The green hints come from the chives (my favorite!), parsley, and some damn good green lentil penne! And of course, some sage for that mega-autumn flavor hit!
Creamy Autumn Pumpkin Pasta
- Cook the penne according to directions, drain, rinse, and add it back to the pot.
- Add the all the other ingredients into the pot of cooked and drained pasta and mix well.
My non-exotic, but a bit strange, Halloween pasta recipe! It was so yummy even though it didn’t take my taste buds on any exotic journies! Sometimes we just need some good old comforting, but still super flavorful food! I’m pretty set with my pasta journies for now 😉
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