Pumpkin and Chilli Pasta Recipe

By weightlossresources.co.uk

Try something a little different with this low calorie pasta dish. Full of wintery flavours and a smooth creamy sauce, this is a great meal to share with family and friends.

 

  • Recipe makes: 3 servings
  • Prep time:
    30 mins
  • Cook time: 40 mins
  • Calories: 328
    per serving

Ingredients

  • 1½ Tbsps/22.5ml Oil, Olive, Extra Virgin, Average
  • 50g Shallots, Raw, Average
  • 2 Cloves/6g Garlic, Raw, Average
  • 2 Med/90g Peppers, Chilli, Red, Raw, Unprepared, Average
  • 1 Glass/125ml Wine, White, Dry, Average
  • 400g Pumpkin, Raw, Edible Portion, Average
  • 1 Cube/10g Bouillon, Cubes, Swiss Vegetable, Organic, Standard, Green Box, Marigold
  • 200g Penne, Fresh, Dry, Average
  • 70ml Cream, Single, Average
  • 1oz/28g Parsley, Fresh, Average
  • 1 Tbsp/10g Cheese, Parmesan, Average

Method

Preparation:
Peel and chop the shallots (you can substitute with onions if you cannot get hold of these). Peel and crush the garlic. Carefully de-seed and chop the chilli. Peel, de-seed and cube the pumpkin into 1 in (2.5cm pieces)

1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy based pan, then fry shallots and garlic until opaque. Add chopped chilli and fry for 2 mins more.

2. Pour in a glass of wine, then add the small cubes of pumpkin. Add a stock cube and season with salt and pepper. Cook until pumpkin is soft and starts to break down.

3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Drain and keep warm.

4. Add the cream and parsley to the pumpkin mixture, then toss through cooked pasta & sprinkle with parmesan.

My mother in law is Italian and makes this dish with raw peeled prawns and wholemeal conchiglie. If I do it with this then I usually simmer the prawns in a bit of the wine until they just turn pink, then add them to the sauce with the cream and parsley. Dont add cheese if you add the prawns. Remember to adjust the calories accordingly!

Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)328
Carbohydrate (g)34.6
Fat (g)14.6
Protein (g)9.7
Fibre (g)2.8
Alcohol (g)3.5
Fruit & Veg2.4

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