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Pasta with pumpkin and tofu sauce

Pasta with pumpkin and tofu sauce

Ingredients

  • 500g peeled, seeded Jap pumpkin, cut into small pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 300g packet silken tofu, drained
  • 400g favourite wholemeal pasta
  • 100g baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 1⁄4 cup grated fresh parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (optional)

Preparation method

1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place pumpkin, garlic, rosemary and oil in a large bowl. Toss well to coat. Scatter on tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until pumpkin is soft. Cool for 5 minutes.

2. Peel roasted garlic; place in a food processor with pumpkin and tofu. Process until smooth. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in plenty of boiling water for 10-14 minutes until tender but still firm to the bite. Drain; return to saucepan. Immediately stir through spinach, until just wilted. Transfer to serving bowls; top with pumpkin sauce, pine nuts, parmesan and parsley.
Use wholemeal spaghetti or spirals.  

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