Mushroom Spinach Pasta with Roasted Pumpkins and Carrots

I come home after a couple of days from a trip and look into my fridge. I have been eating out and all I wanted was some home cooked food. In the fridge, I have one small onion, two slices of pumpkin, a bag of spinach, a packet of mushrooms and a carrot. So I whipped up pasta with all these ingredients in less than 40 minutes. This is an easy and quick weekend dinner recipe.

Ingredients

  • 200 g button mushrooms
  • 2 cups chopped spinach, washed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 carrot, quartered and sliced into big cubes
  • 1 cup pumpkin, cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 150 – 200 g spaghetti
  • salt to taste
  • pasta seasoning
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk (optional)
  • 2 tbsp goat cheese (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 200ºC/400ºF
  • Toss pumpkin and carrots in 1 tsp olive oil. Sprinkle some salt and pasta seasoning
  • Roast this in the oven for 20 minutes, make sure the pumpkin is cooked
  • Boil water in a large pot. Salt it and add a tsp of oil
  • Add spaghetti and let it cook for 10-12 mins or till the pasta is cooked al dente. Drain and save 1/4 cup cooking water
  • In a saucepan, heat olive oil
  • Add onions and garlic and saute
  • Add mushrooms and saute. When cooked, add spinach and saute for 4-5 minutes
  • Add the roasted pumpkin and carrots.
  • Add cooked pasta, 1/4 cup cooking water, salt, and pasta seasoning
  • At this point, you can serve the pasta
  • Optional – Add coconut milk, mix and serve
  • Optional – Grate some goat cheese and add. Serve hot
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chaiwithpreethi

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2 thoughts on “Mushroom Spinach Pasta with Roasted Pumpkins and Carrots

  1. Looks good and easy… My kind of cooking

    On Sun 24 Feb, 2019, 7:05 PM T and Conversations! Chai with preethi!, wrote:

    > chaiwithpreethi posted: ” I come home after a couple of days from a trip > and look into my fridge. I have been eating out and all I wanted was some > home cooked food. In the fridge, I have one small onion, two slices of > pumpkin, a bag of spinach, a packet of mushrooms and a carrot.” >

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