Spicy Pumpkin Walnut Pasta (Weeknight Dinner Recipe)

Spicy Pumpkin Walnut Pasta – Weeknight Dinner: quick, creamy and has just the right kick of heat to be your new family favorite recipe.

Spicy Pumpkin Walnut Pasta is Inspired by the flavors of fall.

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Since the beginning of this fall season, I had been trying a couple of pumpkins inspired savory recipe and this Spicy Pumpkin Walnut Pasta is hands down our family favorite recipe.

It has everything going on….from the pumpkin flavor to mild kick of heat (cayenne – oh yeah), ground walnuts, almost invisible veggies and Bertolli Pasta Sauce (Tomato & Basil).

The result …mmmm -mmm-mmm !! You HAVE to GIVE it a TRY as it’s that GOOD !

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The Spicy Pumpkin Walnut Pasta recipe is really easy to make and by using Bertolli Pasta Sauces, it cuts down the cooking time even further.

Making it a quick delicious weeknight dinner or you can even pack the leftover for work lunch.

You’ll be surprised how great the two flavors (Pumpkin + Pasta Sauce) combine to create this almost rustic Italian pasta recipe.

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You can visit the Bertolli Pasta Sauce page to learn more tips and trick on how to cook The Tuscan Way.

Until Next Time ~ XoXo

 

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Spicy Pumpkin Walnut Pasta – Weeknight Dinner

2 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

22 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

2 Cups Bertolli Pasta Sauce (Tomato & Basil).

2 Cups Pasta - I'm using farfalle or bow tie pasta.

1 Cup Pumpkin Puree - this is pure pumpkin and NOT Pumpkin Pie filling.

1/4 Cup Walnut Powder - crush about 10-12 walnuts to create the same.

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1/2 Tsp Cayenne - use as per your taste

1 Cup Spinach

1/2 Cup Corn

1/2 Cup Mozeralla cheese

1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro - chopped

Salt - as per taste

Pepper - as per taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the pasta as per package instructions and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet.
  3. Add pasta sauce, pumpkin puree and give it a good stir.
  4. Let this cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the walnut powder, cayenne, salt, pepper and stir everything.
  6. Let this cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Add the cooked pasta and gently mix everything together.
  8. Cook for another 2 minutes and then turn off the heat.
  9. Preheat the oven at 200F
  10. Sprinkle cheese on top of the cooked pasta and place in oven for 3 minutes (or till cheese melts).
  11. Remove from over, sprinkle with chopped cilantro an serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories

1782 cal

Fat

69 g

Carbs

243 g

Protein

60 g
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20 Replies to "Spicy Pumpkin Walnut Pasta (Weeknight Dinner Recipe)"

  • Eating Cheating November 15, 2017 (4:11 pm)
    ohh my, this looks soo delicious! Great recipe! I will try to do this one time :D You make beautiful food photos! Keep going!
  • Jemma October 19, 2016 (4:47 am)
    Really loving all the colour on this dish. Looks so wholesome and hearty too.
  • Ana October 17, 2016 (3:31 am)
    Never tried pasta with pumpkins! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Can't wait to check it out!
  • nicole October 15, 2016 (4:08 pm)
    Not a huge fan of pasta but this one sees so colorful and nice!
    • Molly Kumar October 16, 2016 (5:58 am)
      Thanks Nicole, I hope you give it a try.
  • Ima October 15, 2016 (9:10 am)
    I am definitely down with meals that don't take forever to cook,most especially when it's for dinner. And maybe I favour pasta a little too much .. hehe Thank you for sharing this recipe. (And it's so colorful! ) :-)
    • Molly Kumar October 16, 2016 (6:00 am)
      So true, I love easy n delicious meals that can be enjoyed with the whole family. Glad you liked the recipe.
  • Elizabeth October 15, 2016 (5:56 am)
    This sounds like the perfect Autumn comfort food dish! Loving the sound of it! Now, is that skillet really tiny or is that fork HUGE! Awesome photos :)
    • Molly Kumar October 16, 2016 (6:00 am)
      Thanks Elizabeth - That is a serving fork and kinda huge ;)
  • Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life October 14, 2016 (6:18 pm)
    I love spicy foods and salads, but I do not really like walnuts, or any nuts for that matter. Do you think the salad would still taste great making it without nuts? Or just go lighter on walnut powder?
    • Molly Kumar October 16, 2016 (6:01 am)
      You can definitely try the pasta without walnuts too. It tastes equally good.
  • Gurki | This Girl's Recipes October 14, 2016 (6:15 pm)
    This pasta looks so yummy, perfect for busy Fall weeknights. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)
    • Molly Kumar October 16, 2016 (6:02 am)
      Thanks Gurki and so happy you liked the recipe.
  • Janine Good October 14, 2016 (5:12 pm)
    Oh how divine! This looks so good! I love anything with pumpkin in it!
  • Aish Padihari October 14, 2016 (4:33 pm)
    The pasta looks delicious. Love the big and bright colors and you got me at spicy.
  • Valerie October 14, 2016 (3:59 pm)
    Now I'm really craving this. This looks good.

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