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Creamy pumpkin and mushroom pasta

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Whip up a tasty meal for meat-free Monday with this Creamy pumpkin and mushroom pasta recipe. It’s full of flavour and ready in no time!

  • Serves4
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Creamy pumpkin and mushroom pasta


  • 800g Kent pumpkin, seeded, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 375g rigatoni
  • 300g brown mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 1½ cups (375ml) milk
  • 100g baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup (80g) finely grated parmesan

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Arrange pumpkin on lined tray. Spray with olive oil spray. Bake for 20 mins or until tender.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain.
  3. Step 3

    Generously spray a large non-stick frying pan with olive oil spray. Place over high heat. Add the mushroom and half the spring onion and cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until the mushroom is just tender. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until grainy. Gradually add the milk. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 mins or until the sauce boils and thickens.
  4. Step 4

    Add the pasta, pumpkin, spinach and three-quarters of the parmesan to the mushroom mixture in the pan. Stir to combine. Sprinkle with remaining spring onion and parmesan to serve.