Spicy Pumpkin Walnut Pasta – Weeknight Dinner

Spicy Pumpkin Walnut Pasta – Weeknight Dinner :  Inspired by the flavors of fall, this pasta dish is quick, creamy and has just the right kick of heat to be your new family favorite recipe.creamy-pumpkin-pasta-recipeSince the beginning of this fall season, I had been trying couple of pumpkin inspired savory recipe and this ‘Spicy Pumpkin Walnut Pasta – Weeknight Dinner’ 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 !quick-baked-pumpkin-pasta-recipe

The 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.quick-weeknight-pasta-recipe

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

Until Next Time ~ XoXocreamy-pumpkin-pasta-quick-recipe

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Spicy Pumpkin Walnut Pasta – Weeknight Dinner

2 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

22 minTotal Time

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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


  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.
Cuisine: Italian | Recipe Type: Entree

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16 Replies to "Spicy Pumpkin Walnut Pasta - Weeknight Dinner"

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    Valerie October 14, 2016 (3:59 pm)

    Now I’m really craving this. This looks good.

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    Aish Padihari October 14, 2016 (4:33 pm)

    The pasta looks delicious. Love the big and bright colors and you got me at spicy.

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    Janine Good October 14, 2016 (5:12 pm)

    Oh how divine! This looks so good! I love anything with pumpkin in it!

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    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 🙂

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      Molly Kumar October 16, 2016 (6:02 am)

      Thanks Gurki and so happy you liked the recipe.

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    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?

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      Molly Kumar October 16, 2016 (6:01 am)

      You can definitely try the pasta without walnuts too. It tastes equally good.

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    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 🙂

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      Molly Kumar October 16, 2016 (6:00 am)

      Thanks Elizabeth – That is a serving fork and kinda huge 😉

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    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! ) 🙂

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      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.

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    nicole October 15, 2016 (4:08 pm)

    Not a huge fan of pasta but this one sees so colorful and nice!

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      Molly Kumar October 16, 2016 (5:58 am)

      Thanks Nicole, I hope you give it a try.

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