Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Linguine recipe

This delicious spaghetti dish combines the flavours of sweet, creamy pumpkin, tangy goat's cheese and aromatic herbs and flavourings to create a really sophisticated yet simple dinner. Serve with garlic bread and a fresh green salad.

Ingredients:

  • 450g fresh spaghetti
  • 450ml chicken stock
  • 425g pumpkin puree
  • 125ml single cream
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped sage leaves
  • 225g goat's cheese
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper

Method of Preparation:

  1. Finely chop the shallots and mince the garlic cloves.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and stir in the garlic and shallots. Cook for five minutes until softened but not browned. Stir in the pumpkin puree, sage leaves, chicken stock and cream and add the nutmeg and a good pinch of salt and pepper.

  3. Simmer the sauce for around five minutes until thickened. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions in boiling salted water.

  4. Toss the spaghetti into the pasta sauce and fold in the goat's cheese. Stir until slightly melted.

For a bit of extra flair, garnish the dish with a few tablespoons of finely chopped sage. This recipe serves four people.

Author: Laura Young.

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Conversions
450gabout 16 oz (15.87285 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
450mlabout 2 cups (1.902 cups based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
425gabout 15 oz (14.991025 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
125mlabout ½ cup (0.5283 cups based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
225gabout 8 oz (7.936425 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)

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Published: August 2, 2011
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