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Roasted Pumpkin and Bacon Pasta Bake

Roasted Pumpkin and Bacon Pasta Bake

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20 mins + 40 mins
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Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 Kg pumpkin, deseeded, peeled and chopped in to 2cm cubes
  • ¹/₂ cup chicken stock
  • 3 cups cooked pasta (shells / spirals)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 rashers rindless bacon, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 30 g butter, melted
  • 2 Tsp thyme leaves, plus extra, to serve

Method

1. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Lightly grease a 1.5L baking dish.

2. Heat oil in a medium frying pan over high heat. Sauté onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes, until tender.

3. Add pumpkin, sauté for 4-5 minutes until lightly golden. Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 4-5 minutes until pumpkin is almost tender.

4. Transfer pumpkin mixture in to a large bowl and roughly mash. Add pasta, eggs and half a cup of breadcrumbs. Season to taste. Mix carefully and spoon into the baking dish.

5. In a small bowl combine remaining breadcrumbs, bacon, Parmesan, butter and thyme. Sprinkle over the pumpkin mixture.

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden. Garnish with extra thyme before serving.

Tip: To store cut pumpkin, wrap it tightly in cling wrap and keep it in the fridge.

This recipe was sent in by Food to Love

MEAL INGREDIENTS

Qty Price
Countdown Olive Oil Mellow $5.80 ea
$5.80 ea
Fresh Produce Onions Brown $2.49 kg
$2.49 kg
Fresh Produce Garlic Nz $26.99 kg
$26.99 kg
Fresh Produce Pumpkin Crown Cut $3.30 kg
$3.30 kg
Continental Super Stock Chicken Stock $3.90 ea club price $5.00 non club member
$3.90 ea club price $5.00 non club member
Countdown Eggs Dozen Free Range Size 7 $7.50 ea
$7.50 ea
Sun Valley Foods Bread Crumbs White $2.00 ea was $2.19
$2.00 ea was $2.19
Instore Deli Middle Bacon Rindless
arrow icon exclamation icon Out of stock Out of stock
Mainland Hard Cheese Grated Parmesan
arrow icon exclamation icon Out of stock Out of stock
Countdown Butter Salted $5.40 ea was $5.80
$5.40 ea was $5.80
Masterfoods Herbs Thyme Leaves Dried $3.00 ea club price $4.00 non club member
$3.00 ea club price $4.00 non club member
Countdown Pasta Spirals $1.70 ea
$1.70 ea
Greggs Pepper Black Cracked $6.39 ea
$6.39 ea