Spicy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
Halloween is here! And before you (or your kids) dive into that bowl of candy, you might need a quick and delicious dinner option. This spicy pumpkin pasta sauce is perfect pre tick or treat comfort food. It only takes 20 minutes to put together and is a fun and festive way to get your veggies in on Halloween, no matter how old you are.
I have memories of dreading having to sit through dinner when I was little before heading out to trick or treat. My mom is an incredible mom which means she always had something healthy and filling on the table for us to eat before I went out in the neighborhood. Little did I know she was saving me from a stomach ache later in the night from eating too much candy as I ran from house to house with my friends. I might not have put up such a fight about eating my veggies if this spicy pumpkin pasta sauce was on the table!
Speaking of eating your veggies, you can even sneak a few more into this dish depending on what kind of pasta you use. I used one of my favorite pasta alternatives that is made with green lentil, parsnip and cauliflower, but you would never know especially when topped with a flavorful sauce like this spicy pumpkin pasta sauce. It really just tastes like a delicious little bowl of rotini with a comforting, creamy sauce. I don’t usually eat a vegan diet so at times I forget to mention when a recipe, like this one, is fully plant based. So to all my plant based IG friends, this ones for you!
I served this recipe up pretty simply just in a bowl with some extra seasonings. It could easily be paired with some extra veggies or made as a side dish to a meat like chicken or sliced pork tenderloin. Perfect as a side if you are cooking for a big group or family. Pasta as a side dish makes me think of the old school italian restaurants where you get a small bowl of spaghetti with every single entree, how lovely. Read below to make this simple spicy pumpkin pasta sauce.
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