Pumpkin & Ricotta Pasta Casserole

Pumpkin & Ricotta Pasta Casserole

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I figured while I’m on a pumpkin kick I should share the meal I made for dinner last night.It was amazing. Would you believe me if I told you I steamed and pureed my own pumpkin? It’s true I did it’s so easy and I made some pumpkin seeds so the only thing I wasted was the stem. Talk about me being resourceful lol. So I cut the recipe in half but it had great flavor to it. If you love pumpkin and your looking for a filling meal this is it! It’s super easy and captures the fall taste.

This recipe was taken from thekitchn.com

Recipe (In its original format)

Ingredients

Olive oil
1 pound pasta, such as farfalle, small shells, or elbows
One 15-ounce container ricotta
One 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1/2 cup yogurt
2 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
3/4 cup grated Parmesan, divided

Directions:

Heat the oven to 375°F. Lightly oil a 9×13-inch baking dish with olive oil. Set aside. Bring a 4-quart pot of water to boil over high heat, and stir about 1 tablespoon of salt. Add the pasta, and turn the heat down to medium. Cook for a slightly shorter amount of time than specified by the package. (For instance, if the package specifies 10 to 12 minutes, cook for 9 to 10, or until just barely al dente.) Drain the pasta and toss lightly with olive oil.

In a large bowl, whisk together the ricotta, pureed pumpkin, eggs, and yogurt. Whisk in the salt, pepper, nutmeg, and ginger.

Stir in the pasta and coat completely with the pumpkin mixture. Stir in the pecans, chopped pecans, sage, and garlic. Stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan.

Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan over top. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

 Going into the oven

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Finished!

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Happy Cooking!!!

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