5 years ago

Pumpkin and Pasta with Tomato-Chipotle Sauce

The sweetness of caramelized pumpkin and onion combines with the spiciness of fresh tomato-chili sauce to create a deliciously well-balanced and vegetarian whole grain pasta dish.

Tomato-Chipotle Sauce Ingredients:

2 tablespoons cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
3 shallots, minced (about ¾ cup)
1 ½ tablespoons minced fresh garlic
4 cups organic tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon Lunds & Byerlys Chili Pepper
¼ teaspoon Lunds & Byerlys Chipotle Chili Pepper
1 cup organic Imagine No-Chicken Broth
Caramelized Pumpkin and Onion Ingredients:
4 tablespoons cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, divided
4 cups uncooked organic pie pumpkin, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
1 cup finely diced organic yellow onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup organic Imagine No-Chicken Broth
1 (16-ounce) package Full Circle 100% Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti
– roasted, salted pepitas for garnish
– freshly grated Parmesan cheese for garnish (omit if making vegan)

To prepare the sauce:  Heat olive oil in heavy skillet over medium-high heat; sauté shallots and garlic until translucent. Stir in tomatoes, cook 3-4 minutes. Stir in salt, pepper, cumin, chili pepper and chipotle pepper; simmer 3-4 minutes. Add broth; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

To prepare caramelized pumpkin and onion: Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in heavy skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant. Stir in pumpkin and onion; cook until caramelized and tender (7-8 minutes), stirring often. Stir in garlic, salt and pepper; cook 1-2 minutes. Add broth; stir well to deglaze pan. Cook pasta as directed on package, drain and toss with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Serving suggestion:  Mound pasta on plates, creating an indentation in the middle. Spoon pumpkin into center of pasta. Spoon sauce on pasta around pumpkin. Garnish with pepitas and Parmesan, if desired.

Amount:  6 servings