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Gluten-Free Roasted Pumpkin & Pecan Pasta

Gluten-Free Roasted Pumpkin & Pecan Pasta
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This easy, dairy-free, gluten-free roasted pumpkin & pecan pasta fall recipe gets you in the fall spirit from the moment you taste the hint of cinnamon and the crunch of the pecans!

I’m always trying to come up with new ways to make a healthy pasta recipe and sneak in veggies so my 5-year-old, Fletcher, will eat it. I wasn’t sure he would like it after I added the cinnamon since that’s such a unique flavor for a pasta dish. To my surprise, he loved this one! I will definitely be making this one again from all the pumpkins we are getting from my garden this fall. You can use your own roasted pumpkin (learn how-to here!) or a can of pumpkin puree you purchase from the grocery store. Either way, this dish incorporates a vegetable that those picky eaters won’t realize they are eating! I also love that this recipe is so quick to make! When you get home late from work and need to put something together that’s healthy and quick, this recipe is an obvious go-to during the fall season.

For this Gluten-Free Roasted Pumpkin & Pecan Pasta, I used a gluten-free chickpea pasta, but you can use any type of pasta that you like using. I think spaghetti squash would also work for this but it may be too much squash for one meal (since pumpkin is a type of squash too!). If you don’t have any pecans, walnuts or even pistachios could be used in their place.

I usually always have coconut milk or nut pods on hand but it can easily be swapped out for any other type of milk, whether it is dairy-free or regular milk.

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I love the combination of flavors in this pumpkin pasta. I always feel ready for fall after eating this. – Alane

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Gluten-Free Roasted Pumpkin & Pecan Pasta
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5 from 1 vote

Roasted Pumpkin & Pecan Pasta

This easy gluten-free, dairy-free fall pumpkin pasta recipe gets you in the fall spirit from the moment you taste the hint of cinnamon and the crunch of the pecans!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, pasta, pecans, Pumpkin
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 359kcal

Equipment

Immersion blender
Measuring spoons
Liquid measuring cups
Dry measuring cups
Saucepan
Rubber Spatula

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Using either an emulsifier or food processor, blend all remaining ingredients except for the chopped pecans.
  • After the pumpkin mixture is fully blended, transfer to a small saucepan. Heat on medium-low until hot, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add pasta and half of the pecans. Let sit for a couple of minutes to let the flavors combine.
  • Sprinkle top with remaining pecans when ready to serve.

Notes

  • Add red pepper flakes or cayenne for a little spice.
  • Use any type of milk that you prefer.
  • Replace pumpkin with any other type of winter squash, such as butternut squash, delicata squash, or acorn squash.

Nutrition

Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 472mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3575IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 3mg
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One Comment

  • Cherry Mae says:

    5 stars
    Loading my kitchen with all of these ingredients and making this dish together with my bestfriend. We’ve been looking for a pumpkin dish and this one has truly caught our attention due to its very unique blend of spices and other add-ons.

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