Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta


I had one spaghetti Squash left from the crop we grew in the garden this year so I wanted to make something fantastic,

Ingredients
1 Spaghetti Squash or Wholemeal Pasta
1 Cup of cooked Pumpkin
1/2 Cup LowFat Cottage Cheese
1/2 low fat Milk
1 Onion Diced
1 Tsp Minced Garlic
1 Chicken Breast chopped
Small bunch of fresh Spinach Or about 4 small cubed frozen pieces
A Pinch of Nutmeg
Pepper and Parmesan Cheese

Method
Place the Squash flesh down in a microwave safe dish in about an inch of water, cook for 10 minutes
Sauté the chopped the onion and garlic until soft, Add the chicken and Brown
meanwhile pop the cooked Pumpkin, Cottage cheese in a blender and whizz until smooth
Add the Sauce to the pan and warm over a low heat
Add the Spinach now and stir thru until wilted (or if you used frozen like me until combined)
Remove from the heat and Season and add a pinch of nutmeg (don't leave this out!)
Scrape out the Spaghetti Squash, top with the sauce, stir to combine and top with a little grated parmesan
This tasted amazing but I have to say it would probably look better with some Spirali or Penne, but you know its not always about looks right? ;)
All Mixed up and topped with Parmesan

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