Pasta bake with pumpkin

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Pasta bake
Pasta bake
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This dish takes the pumpkin out of its usual Halloween setting and uses it to add flavour to a delicious pasta bake.


  • 400g (14oz) of your favourite pasta shapes
  • 1 500g jar of ready-made tomato pasta sauce with onions and garlic
  • 1 large onion
  • 2dsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 500g (18oz) pumpkin, peeled and diced into 2cm chunks
  • 1/2 sliced red pepper
  • 1/2 sliced green pepper
  • 150g cannellini beans, cooked or use a 400g can, drained
  • 1 small handful of fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 150g chopped low fat buffalo mozzarella
  • 80g parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3tbsp fresh breadcrumbs
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Set oven to 190C/375F/gas 5.
  2. Cook the pasta as per packet instructions. Cool under cold running water
  3. drain and toss in a little olive oil to prevent it sticking together.
  4. Fry onion in the oil until translucent, then add pumpkin and continue to cook
  5. for 10 mins
  6. Stir in the peppers and continue to cook for 5 mins
  7. Add the beans, sauce, chopped sage leaves, lemon zest and juice. Season to taste. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins.
  8. Stir in the cooked pasta, check seasoning and spoon into an ovenproof dish. Top with cheeses and breadcrumbs. Bake for 30 mins until golden

Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 719(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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