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Pumpkin and Spinach Penne

00:30:00 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each
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4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each

This pasta recipe is a great way to use fresh pumpkin. Easy to toss together and packed with flavour, this pumpkin and spinach pasta is sure to be a hit when served as part of your next dinner. Flavoured with basil dressing and finished with aged Parmesan, this dish is a keeper!

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  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, place pumpkin in microwaveable bowl. Add water; cover with paper towel. Microwave on HIGH 8 min. or until pumpkin is tender; drain.
  • Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water. Heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions, garlic and pumpkin; stir. Cook 5 min., stirring occasionally. Add spinach, pasta and reserved cooking water; mix well. Cook and stir 1 min.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.

Special Extra

Garnish with fresh basil or parsley before serving.

Special Extra

Add 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon to cooked pumpkin mixture in skillet along with the spinach, cooked pasta and reserved pasta cooking water.


  • 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each
Calories 320
% Daily Value
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 330mg
Carbohydrate 54g
Dietary fibre 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 110 %DV
Vitamin C 35 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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