Sunday, October 5, 2014

Pasta with Pumpkin & Sausages

I enjoyed having pasta but every time either I cooked the Agilo Olio, Creamy Mushroom or Tomato base. Since this month LTU theme is Pumpkin, so I have decided to try something different and here is my first time cooking Pasta Pumpkin. I asked my nephew to try and he said he preferred this then the tomato base. Guess I will be cooking this more often for my family. Moreover pumpkin is healthy too and the natural sweetness enhanced the flavour of the sauce too.



Pasta Pumpkin with Sausages

Ingredients:

375g Spaghetti
1 tbsp Olive Oil
20g Butter
3 cloves garlic, crashed
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
500g Butternut Pumpkin
300ml Cooking Cream
2 tbsp finely grated parmesan
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Prawns, Sausages, Crab Meat, Minced Pork & Button Mushroom ( estimated amount)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Some pumpkin cubes fried as garnishes

Methods:
- Cook the Pumpkin with some water till soft.
- Cook Pasta in a pot of boiling salted water with oil till tender and drain.
- Heat Oil & butter in a large frying pan over  medium heat.
- Add garlic & walnuts & fry till fragrant.
- Add the Minced Pork, Sausage, Crab Meat & Button Mushroom.
- Add Pumpkin puree and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Add Cooking Cream & Parmesan.
- Add the pasta to pumpkin mixture.
- Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
- Toss to combine.
- Sprinkle with fried pumpkin cubes.
- Serve.
                                                           
                                                          


 This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (Oct 2014 Event: PUMPKIN) 
and hosted by Eileen (Eileen's Diary).

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11 comments:

Eileen Lee said...

I'm so lucky to have your support for this pumpkin event, thanks cecilia and your pasta looks yummy and delicious, thumb up!

Luv Sweet and Savory said...

Hi Cecilia, I, too just cooked pasta with pumpkin. You are so creative to use pumpkin puree as the pasta sauce. I can that this Pasta Pumpkin with Sausages is very delicious. Thumbs up ^-^!

Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

Hi Cecilia,
Thanks for linking up! I am very tempted to make this today instead of the pumpkin soup I'm planning, but the shops are closed on Sunday, and I dun have prawns in the fridge. Definitely gonna give it a try soon since my children love spaghetti and sausages and this is a good way for them to eat pumpkins which they would not otherwise eat. Thanks for sharing!

Zoe said...

Hi Cecilia,

There is generous serving of pumpkin and sausages in your pasta... Yum yum yum!!!

Zoe

Cecilia Yap said...

Tks Eileen...will try my best to support you and this theme also gives me more opportunity to crate new dishes..

Cecilia Yap said...

Hi Karen...Wat a coincidence we cooked the same dishes.

Cecilia Yap said...

Hi Miss B..res for dropping by my blog .

Cecilia Yap said...

Hi Zoe, my nieces & nephews love sausages so I added a lot.

Esther Lau said...

Hi Cecilia, your pumpkin paste look rich and yummy! Make me drooling....hehe..

Cecilia Yap said...

The Esther...

hellosweetdessert.wordpress.com said...

makes me drooling....really. I think you should blog more when you have time,

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