Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pumpkin for all

I love pumpkin.
It cannot be added to enough dishes.
It was on the menu this week for lots of things. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin risotto, but I also found myself trying to add it into "pasta with veggies".  I think it turned out pretty well. though the veggies turned in to a side of sauteed Zucchini with tomatoes and basil. You could also serve it with a salad or any other green vegetable. The Hubby came in and said " ohh mac and cheese, I thought you were making something else."

Pumpkin Pasta
1T butter
1 onion sliced or chopped
2 cloves of garlic minced
2 cups pureed pumpkin or one can
1 cup of whole milk
1 tsp of rubbed sage
1/3 cup of shredded parmesan
1/4 cup of pine nuts.
salt and pepper to taste (quite a bit of salt)
1 lb of short patsa ( i used gemelli)
crumbled Blue cheese
chopped toasted walnuts

1. start water to boil the pasta.
2.In a medium skillet melt butter and sautee onions until caramlized about 10 min. Add in garlic and autee another 2 min.  Add pumpkin to this mixture.
3. When pasta is done add it along with the milk, sage, Parmesan, pine nuts and salt and pepper. Stir. Let warm in pan until combined and flavors marry, about 3 minutes.
4. Serve warm with crumbled blue cheese and toasted walnuts on top.

Baby serving- try some pureed pumpkin

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