Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce, Tomatoes & Spinach

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Hooray hooray autumn is here! It’s getting colder outside & the first pumpkins are available in the supermarkets. The classic in autumn: the pumpkin soup! Super easy to make & always delicious.

In today’s post, I’ll show you a quick recipe for pasta with pumpkin sauce, which is basically a kind of pumpkin soup, but with pasta, tomatoes and spinach leaves. Have fun cooking it!

Cooked/Baked today: Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce, Tomatoes & Spinach
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Recipes without Meat, Pasta & Noodle Recipes, Fast Food, Veggie Recipes, Recipes with Pumpkin
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Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce, Tomatoes & Spinach

Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce, Tomatoes & Spinach

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 750 grams pumpkin (for example hokkaido or butternut)
  • 500 grams pasta (for example tagliatelle oder spaghetti)
  • 200 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 150 grams fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 – 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon each of ground coriander, cumin, turmeric & sweet paprika powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of cream fraiche
  • Salt & pepper
  • Oil for frying

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Small pot or sauce pan for pumpkin sauce
  • Immersion blender
  • Large pot for pasta
  • Pasta strainer


…for Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce:

Peel and coarsely chop the onion & garlic. De-seed the pumpkin & also roughly cut into pieces. Heat a pot with a dash of oil, sauté the onions and garlic over medium heat for 2 – 3 minutes until translucent, turning occasionally.

Preparing Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

Preparing Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

Then add the pumpkin pieces, also season with 1 teaspoon each of cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, paprika (sweet) & salt as well as ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and a good pinch of pepper. Mix everything together well, then pour in water until the pumpkin is completely covered with liquid.

Bring the contents of the pot to a boil & then simmer over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the pumpkin is tender, 8 – 9 minutes. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil & cook the pasta in it for 7 – 8 minutes or according to package directions until al dente, then drain over a colander.

Cooking Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

Cooking Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

As soon as the pumpkin is cooked, remove the pot from the stove & puree with a hand blender for 1 – 2 minutes & process into a sauce. Season the pumpkin sauce with salt and pepper and stir in 1 tablespoon of crème fraiche.

Tip: If the pumpkin sauce is too creamy or too viscous, simply add some of the pasta cooking water. You can also use whipping cream instead of crème fraiche to taste.

Serving Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

Serving Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

Finally, halve the small tomatoes and wash and dry the spinach leaves. Mix the drained pasta together with the pumpkin sauce, tomatoes & spinach, heat up briefly together on the stove until the spinach is wilted, then serve immediately. Have fun cooking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):


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