• Serves 4
  • 35 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients


A quick and easy creamy pasta, perfect for a midweek meal!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 4 Cups Uncooked Penne pasta
  • 1/2 Pumpkin, diced
  • 2 whole bulbs of garlic
  • 2 tbs Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Pine nuts
  • 1 cup Natural yogurt
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • 100g Diced bacon
  • 1/2 cup Garlic chives
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Salt and pepper to taste
  • 50g Parmesan cheese shaved


  1. Toss diced pumpkin, whole garlic cloves and bacon pieces with the olive oil and paprika, season with salt and pepper and bake in a hot oven for approximately 15 minutes or until well roasted
  2. Meanwhile prepare pasta according to packet directions, when al dente, drain and set aside
  3. Using a bar mix or blender combine thickened cream, roast vegetables and pine nuts (dont over mix, you want it a little chunky!)
  4. In a fry pan or heavy saucepan, reheat the cream and roast vegetables stirring in pasta, yogurt and garlic chives. Season with salt and pepper to taste, garnish with shaved parmesan


I sometimes add a few spoonfuls of pesto if I have it handy

  • I love roast pumpkin and your recipe sounds really really good! thanks for creating and sharing it


  • Ooh wow, this is a little bit nice (-:


  • I absolutely love this. I do a number of variations of pasta with some of these ingredients, but am definitely adding this to my pasta meals list.


  • Damn! This sounds awesome! Sending link to my email… All ingredients in my pantry and fridge!


  • Oh wow looks good to me!!!


  • Mmm, I love roast pumpkin, garlic and pinenuts.


  • I think this would be a lovely meal for dinner.


  • This sounds delicious and quite easy to make. Such a brilliant new way to serve up a pasta dish


  • I love this recipe and will definitely try it. I do a penne pasta with pumpkin, broccoli, garlic, pine nuts and lite cooking cream, so not too different. The flavour is amazing and the entire family love it.


  • Sounds like a great dish for those who like pasta.


  • Pumpkin and Penne – a wonderful pasta dish for pasta lovers.

    • Penne is a favourite type of pasta too.


  • Your pasta has it all that l love to have in pasta! Very delicious!


  • The pesto would be a really nice touch.


  • I tried this roast garlic with penne past was delicious


  • yummo!


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