Roasted Pumpkin Spaghetti


Recipe by Karuna Kumar

Total time: 65 minutes

Equipment needed: saucepan with handle (tea/sauces), hard anodised kadai (wok)


For the pumpkin sauce

  • 2 cups Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin)
  • 1 cup Homemade tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup Fresh cream
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 cloves Garlic , minced
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , grated
  • 2 sprig Basil leaves , roughly torn
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder

For the pasta

  • 2 cups Spaghetti Pasta , cooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Parmesan cheese , for garnish


  1. To begin making the Spaghetti Pasta Recipe In Roasted Pumpkin Sauce, we will first make the sauce for the pasta.
  2. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté till the onions are soft and tender, add the minced garlic and sauté for a minute.
  3. Next add the diced pumpkin and roast the pumpkin until it is soft and gets a roasted texture.
  4. Once the pumpkin is roasted, turn off the heat and allow it to cool
  5. Into a blender, add the roasted pumpkin, tomato puree, cream, salt, pepper. Blend to make a smooth puree.
  6. Once done, keep the roasted pumpkin pasta sauce aside.
  7. In a large pot, add water and bring it to a boil. Once the water has boiled, add a teaspoon of salt.
  8. Add the spaghetti pasta to the boiling water and let it cook in the boiling water until it is al dente. This process should take a good 12-15 minutes.
  9. Once the spaghetti pasta has cooked till al dente (just cooked), drain the water and run the cooked pasta under running water to stop the cooking process.
  10. Drizzle some oil on top of spaghetti pasta and make sure to coat all of the pasta with the oil so that the pasta doesn't stick to each other.
  11. The final step is to bring the roasted pumpkin and the pasta sauce together.
  12. Heat oil in a pan, chilli flakes, Italian seasoning and the roasted pumpkin sauce.
  13. Add the spaghetti pasta and toss well till well coated with the roasted pumpkin sauce. Sprinkle grated parmesan and the basil leaves on top and serve hot.
  14. Serve Spaghetti Pasta Recipe In Roasted Pumpkin Sauce along with Pizza Margherita and a glass of wine for your weekend night dinner with friends or family.

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