Monday 6 October 2014

Pasta with pumpkin & sage brown butter

I chance upon this pasta recipe from Donna Hay uses sage leaves and pumpkin.  Just nice to try it for LTU theme pumpkin.

Recipe adapted from Donna Hay
With slight modification in blue adjusted to our taste for 2 persons.

Pasta with pumpkin and sage brown butter
1kg pumpkin, peeled and diced (about 300g)
Olive oil
400g pappardelle or fettuccine (I used Penne pasta about 70g) 
75g butter (40g)
3 tablespoons whole sage leaves (about 1 - 2 tablespoons)
1 cup finely grated parmesan (I used some grated cheddar cheese)
sea salt and cracked black pepper

Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F). Place the pumpkin in a baking dish and sprinkle with a little olive oil. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and soft.

Just before the pumpkin is ready, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water (refer to the cooking time stated on the packaging). Drain and set aside.

While the pasta is cooking, place the butter and sage in a saucepan over low to medium heat and allow the butter to simmer until a golden brown colour.

To serve, place the pasta in serving plates and top with the pumpkin and parmesan. Spoon over the brown butter and sage leaves and season with salt and pepper.

I find that the pasta is abit dry which I preferred to have some sauce.  Overall, the sweet pumpkin and fragrant sage leaves complement the dry pasta quite well.

Happy cooking and a blessed week ahead !

This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (Oct 2014 Event: PUMPKIN



  1. Morning Karen...I like this pumpkin pasta.

  2. Pumpkin...pumpkin....pumpkin....everywhere is pumpkin!! And why not.....pumpkin is so healthy and it goes so well to any savoury or sweet treats!!

    1. Hi Mel, becos LTU ! That’s why pumpkin is everywhere ! Hee hee!

  3. Hi Karen, this pasta just come in right time, I'm hungry now, hi hi

    Thanks for sharing again to LTU.

  4. Karen, this is a delicious way to eat pumpkins and pasta. Yums!

  5. Second pumpkin pasta I have seen today, both looks delicious!:D

  6. Hi Karen, I was thinking to cook pasta with pumpkin too. Your pasta looks healthy and yummy! :)

  7. Honestly, I like pasta but I've never tried to eat it with pumpkin. This is a delicious alternative to the usual tomato- based pasta.

  8. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for sharing such a simple yet delicious way of cooking pasta with pumpkin. And thanks again for linking up with MTR #3 - Taste of Autumn ! :)

  9. Hi Karen,
    This is such a simple and yet delicious pasta dish.
    Will definitely give it a try.

  10. Hi Karen,

    When I saw the title of your post, I thought that this is so Donna Hay and it is!

    Pasta a little dry??? I noticed that DH does her with a good drizzle of olive oil :D


  11. Karen,i am quite lazy to cook lately,so the easy spaghetti is suit for me..hehe


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