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Pumpkin & Carrot Pasta (with Prawns)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Fresh pumpkin and carrots with Piri Piri spice mix make for a sweet and fresh pasta dish with high nutrition levels.
Course: brunch, dinner, Lunch
Keyword: carrots, fall recipe, pasta, prawns, pumpkin, spaghetti, winter recipe
Servings: 4
  • 150 grams Orange pumpkin
  • 150 grams Carrots
  • 150 grams Spaghetti
  • 200 grams Prawns deshelled, deveined
  • 2 tsp Piri Piri spice mix
  • 1 tsp Garlic flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil as needed
To Prep
  1. Cook the spaghetti as per package instructions, toss in olive oil and set aside. Retain the pasta water for the sauce.
  2. Clean, cube and boil pumpkin and carrots.
  3. Toss the clean prawns in a pinch of salt and 1 tsp Piri Piri spice mix. Cover and let it rest for at least 15 minutes.
To Cook
  1. Blitz the boiled pumpkin and carrots into a fine paste. Add some pasta water if required. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan.
  3. Stir fry the prawns in the oil till cooked. Transfer into a separate bowl.
  4. In the sauté pan, add the garlic flakes (or fresh garlic) and cook till fragrant. DO NOT let the flakes burn.
  5. Add the pumpkin and carrot mash along with 1 teaspoon Piri Piri spice mix. Stir well and allow it to cook till the sauce begins to bubble.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of pasta water or warm water. Season with salt and Piri Piri spice mix to suit your taste. Whisk well till you have a smooth sauce.
  7. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss to combine. Add the reserved pasta water or warm water to adjust consistency.
  8. Serve hot.