20 Minute Vegan Pumpkin Pasta (GF) // Just A Veg

Hello! I am back at you with another pumpkin recipe! For some reason I missed the wave of pumpkin frenzy in the fall and now I’m just starting to experiment haha.

Anyway, as a super busy student and piano teacher, I don’t have too much time to prepare meals. And sometimes, especially on really cold days, I don’t want a meal prep salad or cold smoothie. This 20 minute pasta dish is perfect! It’s creamy, (can be) a bit spicy, and doesn’t taste too much like pumpkin (think more like a vegan alfredo). Plus, it’s gluten free (can be made normal but GF usually digests better), under 10 ingredients, and can be meal prepped! I would say if you meal prep it make sure to keep the sauce and pasta SEPARATE that way it doesn’t get soggy in the fridge 🙂

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OK, now onto the recipe!

20 Minute Vegan Pumpkin Pasta 

by: Grace // Just A Veg

Serves 2-3

Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients: 

1 Package gluten free pasta (I really like the brand Lundberg– their brown rice pasta isn’t too dense or gummy!) Also, I got it on sale hehe 🙂

1.5 cups pumpkin puree

3/4 unsweetened plant-based milk (I love Oatly or any oat milk, I think it’s one of the creamiest plant based milk options!)

1 yellow onion, diced

1 Tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon basil or sage (your choice, depending on your taste preference)

drizzle of olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

red pepper flakes (optional, I like it a little spicy but if you don’t like spicy simply omit)

hemp seeds (for garnish) ;

vegan parmesan (optional, but I love Violife parm too much 🙂 )

Directions:

  1. Bring water for your pasta to a boil
  2. While the water is heating up, sauté your onion and garlic in olive oil (in a separate pan) until onion is translucent and brown
  3. In a blender, combine the pumpkin, oat milk, spices, and onion/garlic mix
  4. Blend it up! You may have to scrape the sides a couple of times. If you want a thinner sauce, simply add more milk or water. Taste it to see what spices it needs.SONY DSC
  5. Finish cooking your pasta, drain, and put back in the pot. Add the sauce to the pasta (keep separate if meal prepping) and cook on low for 1-2 minutes or until everything is warm.
  6. Serve, topped with hemp seeds, more red pepper flakes, and vegan parm.
  7. Enjoy!SONY DSCLet me know How you like this recipe and if you want more easy meal ideas like this one!SONY DSC

I hope you have a fantastic last week of January!!!

Love,

Grace ♥


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