Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 40 min Total time: 50 min
The added pumpkin in this Easy Pumpkin-Pasta recipe provides an excellent source of vitamin A and fiber.
grated mozzarella cheese: 2/3 cup
thyme: 1 cup
olive oil: 1 tablespoon
light thickened cream: 300ml
finely grated Parmesan cheese: 1/4 cup
eschalots, peeled, finely chopped: 4
butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 2 cm cubes: 500g
garlic: 1 clove
dry white wine: 3/4 cup
Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling, salted water, following packet directions, until just tender. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Return pasta and cooking liquid to pan.Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook eschallots, stirring, for 2 minutes or until just softened.Add pumpkin, thyme and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 6 minutes or until pumpkin starts to soften. Add wine. Simmer for 3 minutes or until reduced by half. Add cream. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low. Cook for 3 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat.Add cream mixture, half the Parmesan and half the mozzarella to pasta. Toss to combine. Transfer to a greased 8 cup-capacity, 6cm-deep, 20cm (base) square baking dish. Sprinkle top with remaining Parmesan and mozzarella. Cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until top is golden and pumpkin tender. Sprinkle with thyme. Serve it.
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