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    Bacon Pumpkin and Pesto Pasta

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    45 mins

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    Daydream's Note:

    In this recipe, the ingredients are tossed into the pasta, rather than forming a sauce. Great for a quick and easy mid-week meal with salad. I use Kent or Jap pumpkin, available in Australia, and free-range bacon. You can make your own pesto, or buy it ready-made. I like the Sacla brand. Recipe adapted from "Australian Good Taste" magazine.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pre-heat oven to 200°C.
    2. 2
      Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper, and place the pumpkin in a single layer onto the prepared tray. Spray with olive oil spray and season with salt and pepper. Bake pumpkin in oven for around 25 minutes or until tender.
    3. 3
      Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil, then cook pasta according to the packet directions, until al dente. Drain and return to the pan.
    4. 4
      Saute the bacon in a shallow non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring often.
    5. 5
      Add pesto to pasta and toss until coated, then add pumpkin and bacon and toss again until well combined.
    6. 6
      Divide among serving bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 01, 2010

      55

      Fabulous pasta recipe and so easy to make. I used kumara (orange sweet potato) instead of pumpkin but followed the recipe apart from this. The whole family love this one! Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Bacon Pumpkin and Pesto Pasta

    Serving Size: 1 (417 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 723.9
     
    Calories from Fat 324
    44%
    Total Fat 36.0 g
    55%
    Saturated Fat 11.6 g
    58%
    Cholesterol 51.0 mg
    17%
    Sodium 632.7 mg
    26%
    Total Carbohydrate 87.2 g
    29%
    Dietary Fiber 13.9 g
    55%
    Sugars 3.5 g
    14%
    Protein 18.6 g
    37%

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