Penne Pasta In Roasted Pumpkin And Red Bell Pepper Sauce

4.30 from 3 votes

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Pasta is one among the world’s renowned food. It is especially liked by the kids! When it is cooked using a vegetable sauce, why not everyone indulge it in a healthier way. This Penne pasta is cooked in roasted pumpkin and red bell pepper sauce to make it yummier and healthier.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Served AsBrunch, Dinner, Lunch
CuisineItalian
Servings 3
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup uncooked penne pasta use whole wheat as a healthier option
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cup thin yellow pumpkin slices
  • 11/4 cup tightly packed Red bell pepper slices
  • 15 big garlic cloves
  • 20 black pepper corns
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 ½ cups full fat milk
  • 1 ½ tsp to 2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 ½ tsp to 2 tsp pasta seasoning
  • Salt
  • Water as required
  • ¼ cup cream cheese or grated cheddar cheese – optional
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Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta with water and 1 tbsp olive oil according to the instructions given in the pasta packet.
  • Strain the water and place the cooked pasta under running water for a minute to avoid further cooking.
  • Turn on the stove in low flame and place a wide pan.
  • Add 2 tbsp of olive oil and allow it to heat mildly.
  • Add pepper corns, garlic and roast it for a while.
  • Add the pumpkin slices and roast for few minutes until they are half cooked.
  • Add 1 cup of bell pepper slices and sauté it for few seconds.
  • Close the lid and let it cook in low flame for few more minutes until the pumpkin turns soft.
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  • Turn off the stove and allow this to cool completely.
  • Blend the cooled mixture with 3 cups of milk.
  • In a deep bottomed pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and sauté ¼ cup of bell pepper slices for few seconds.
  • Add the blended pumpkin milk mixture and raise the flame to medium.
  • Add the remaining ½ cup milk and allow this mixture to thicken a little.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, lower the flame and add the cooked pasta, salt, chilli flakes and pasta seasoning.
  • Allow this mixture to come to a boil and turn off the stove.
  • Add cream cheese or grated cheese and mix.
  • Transfer to a bowl and season with some more chilli flakes and extra pasta seasoning. A delectable bowl of healthy pasta is ready to be served!

Notes

1. I did not use cream cheese or any other cheese, hence i used full fat milk. 
2. Adjust spices according to your choice.

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4.30 from 3 votes
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