Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin, garlic and peppers pasta

Add a little spice to your dinner with this Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin, garlic and peppers pasta dinner. It’s a simple, creamy and garlicky pasta sauce that combines the best of fall flavors. Think Caramelized and golden on the outside and soft on the inside pumpkin with spicy peppers and tangy garlic wrapped around each mouthful of spaghetti. If you’re in the mood for vegan comfort food at its best then this recipe is for you.

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What’s better than spicy, creamy, garlicky spaghetti? I’ll tell you what’s better. Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin, garlic and peppers pasta where every single piece of spaghetti is wrapped in a creamy garlic pumpkin sauce. If Fall could have it’s own favorite recipe, then this one might be it. This easy pasta is almost ridiculously simple to make, but it’s packed with all the best autumn flavors. 

If you love Fall and you love pasta then this easy vegan comfort food recipe is going to be your new favorite.

What’s great about this Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin, Garlic and Peppers pasta recipe:

  • Just about everything 
  • Easy to make
  • Made from only 5 simple main ingredients 
  • A Fall and Winter comfort food must eat dinner
  • A favorite with kids and adults alike 
  • Vegan
  • Can be gluten-free – just use gluten-free pasta 
  • Meal prep friendly 
  • So incredibly tasty 
  • Gluten-free pumpkin pasta

To make this amazing pumpkin peppers pasta gluten-free all you need to do is replace the regular pasta with a gluten-free pasta. Some of the best gluten-free pasta options are:

  • Rice noodles
  • Corn pasta
  • Lentil spaghetti 
  • Chickpea pasta

Meal prep friendly pumpkin, garlic and peppers spaghetti recipe 

As if this pumpkin spaghetti wasn’t already amazing, it’s also meal prep friendly. Just freeze the pasta once it’s prepared and cooled. Then you can just reheat it in the oven whenever you’re ready to eat. 

Note: when reheating, the pasta turns out best when you add a little extra water and a drizzle of olive oil on top. Cover with tinfoil and reheat at 350F.

How spicy should the peppers be?

That all depends on your personal preference. If you’re like me, you definitely don’t want your peppers to be too spicy and overpowering. But if you prefer a hot pepper that’s fine too. Use your favorite peppers with a hotness that suits your palette.

How is this easy spicy pumpkin, garlic and peppers pasta recipe made? It’s very simple. Just:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Cut the pumpkin into halves and scoop out the seeds. Cut off the pumpkin skins if you prefer and cut the pumpkin into 1-inch chunks. Place the pumpkin chunks, peppers and whole garlic on the lined baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt, paprika and half of the oregano. Toss to coat everything in the seasoning and cook in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes. Turn over halfway through.
  • Remove the skins from the roasted garlic, being careful not to burn your fingers. Use a fork or a blender to mash half of the pumpkin together with the garlic to create the creamy sauce. Add the mashed pumpkin garlic sauce to the pasta along with the rest of the oregano. Stir gently together to combine until all the pasta is coated in sauce. 
  • Cook the pasta as instructed on the package. Once the pasta and the pumpkin is done cooking, drain the water away from the pasta and add the pasta to a large bowl. 
  • Next, add the rest of the Caramelized pumpkin chunks and roasted peppers and toss to combine. Garnish with fresh basil and pumpkin seeds and serve.Enjoy.

Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin, Garlic and Peppers Pasta recipe

Add a little spice to your dinner with this Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin, garlic and peppers pasta dinner. It’s a simple, creamy and garlicky pasta sauce that combines the best of fall flavors. Think Caramelized and golden on the outside and soft on the inside pumpkin with spicy peppers and tangy garlic wrapped around each mouthful of spaghetti. If you’re in the mood for vegan comfort food at its best then this recipe is for you.
What’s better than spicy, creamy, garlicky spaghetti? I’ll tell you what’s better. Spicy Caramelized Pumpkin, garlic and peppers pasta where every single piece of spaghetti is wrapped in a creamy garlic pumpkin sauce. If Fall could have it’s own favorite recipe, then this one might be it. This easy pasta is almost ridiculously simple to make, but it’s packed with all the best autumn flavors. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 1 Pumpkin Hokkaido or Butternut Squash
  • 6-8 Spicy Peppers Medium hot or as you prefer
  • 5 cloves Garlic Whole
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Oregano
  • 1 bunch Fresh Basil Chopped
  • 1 tsp Sea salt or Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 3 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Cut the pumpkin into halves and scoop out the seeds. Cut off the pumpkin skins if you prefer and cut the pumpkin into 1-inch chunks. Place the pumpkin chunks, peppers and whole garlic on the lined baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt, paprika and half of the oregano. Toss to coat everything in the seasoning and cook in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes. Turn over halfway through.
  • Remove the skins from the roasted garlic, being careful not to burn your fingers. Use a fork or a blender to mash half of the pumpkin together with the garlic to create the creamy sauce. Add the mashed pumpkin garlic sauce to the pasta along with the rest of the oregano. 
    Stir gently together to combine until all the pasta is coated in sauce. 
  • Cook the pasta as instructed on the package. Once the pasta and the pumpkin is done cooking, drain the water away from the pasta and add the pasta to a large bowl. 
  • Next, add the rest of the Caramelized pumpkin chunks and roasted peppers and toss to combine. Garnish with fresh basil and pumpkin seeds and serve.
    Enjoy.

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