Penne with pumpkin Cream of pumpkin

With the recipe of penne with pumpkin a seasonal first course is brought to the table, ready in just over half an hour. The diced pumpkin and the cubes of bacon cook in a pan while the pasta is boiled and voilà, with very little effort a tasty dish is ready, also suitable for a dinner with friends.

Ingrediants

  • 320 g of penne rigate
  • 500 g of pumpkin
  • 50 g of diced bacon
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 glass of dry white wine
  • a sprig of fresh thyme
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • a knob of butter
  • salt
  • pepper

How to prepare: Penne with pumpkin

It takes just over half an hour to prepare the penne with pumpkin, a tasty and appetizing first course with a very easy recipe. A perfect dish for autumn that we can easily add to the 20 recipes for a dinner with friends ready in less than an hour. We have not purposely indicated which type of bacon use for this pasta: both the sweet and the smoked one, in fact, combine very well with the flavor of pumpkin he was born in thyme.

Pumpkin provides a modest amount of calories but contains significant doses of vitamin A, potassium and mineral salts. It is easy to digest because it is made up of large amounts of water. It is also a very versatile vegetable in the kitchen.

Among the countless recipes of first courses with pumpkin we find great classics of Italian cuisine such as Pumpkin Risotto and Pumpkin Tortelli, the baked pastries, such as pumpkin and sausage lasagna and very pleasant velvety creams.

With the pumpkin they are also made greedy dessert: with the pumpkin tart, for example, you can end an autumn themed dinner on a sweet note.

OTHER TASTY RECIPES: Pumpkin and ricotta cannelloni, Pumpkin gnocchi, Pumpkin risotto with Thermomix, Pumpkin flan

Easy Execution Preparation Time 20 min Cooking Time 30 min Servings 4

How to prepare: Penne with pumpkin

Preparation Penne with pumpkin - Phase 1

Preparation Penne with pumpkin - Phase 1

To prepare the pumpkin penne, clean the pumpkin by removing the skin and filaments, cut the pulp into cubes. Let the chopped shallot brown in a little oil.

Preparation Penne with pumpkin - Phase 2

Preparation Penne with pumpkin - Phase 2

Add the diced bacon and pumpkin and sauté them over high heat. Salt, pepper and cook over low heat, pouring the wine until the pumpkin cubes are very soft, almost undone.

Preparation Penne with pumpkin - Phase 3

Preparation Penne with pumpkin - Phase 3

Remove from the heat and add a small knob of butter. It should be a creamy and not dry sauce. After boiling the pasta al dente, transfer it to the pan and season with the prepared sauce. Divide the penne with the pumpkin in serving plates, complete with the thyme and grated parmesan if desired.

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