Caramelized Apple, Pumpkin, and Bacon Linguine

READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    Barilla linguine
  • 3
    cups apples, peeled, diced 1/2 inch
  • 3
    cups pumpkin, peeled, diced 1/2 inch
  • 1
    tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 6
    slices thick-cut bacon, 1/2 inch strips
  • 2
    tablespoons pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 2
    ounces goat cheese
  • 1
    pinch salt and black pepper, to taste
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 425°F (215°C). Combine olive oil, apples, pumpkin, thyme, and bacon in mixing bowl. Place on non-stick baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until apples are caramelized and pumpkin is soft.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Place pasta and pasta water back in saucepan over medium heat. Add apple mixture and scrape all ingredients from baking sheet into pasta. Toss and heat through; season to taste.
  • Place in eight bowls and top with toasted pumpkin seeds and cheese.
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