Butternut pumpkin and goat’s cheese pasta bake

Butternut pumpkin and goatåÕs cheese pasta bake

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 500g mini penne, cooked al dente
  • 3 cups butternut pumpkin, cooked
  • 120g goat’s cheese

Topping

  • 1 pkt (125g) crumbed walnuts
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp allspice

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Grease an oven proof dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Place the pasta in a large bowl and set aside.

Using a food processor, combine the pumpkin and goats cheese until smooth and creamy.

Mix the pumpkin mixture through the pasta and pour into the dish.

In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, brown sugar and allspice and sprinkle over the top of the pasta.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until heated through and golden on top.

Notes:

  • Pasta in pasta bakes soak up a lot of liquid so you can thin this sauce out with a little with milk or sour cream if you want a really saucy pasta.
  • I am not a huge fan of peeling pumpkin so I cut them in half, scrape out the seeds and then bake them at 200°C for 50 minutes. While they are still warm I scoop out the pumpkin flesh.
  • One small pumpkin should yield three cups.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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