Pasta shells in pumpkin sauce
February 29, 2012 • Category: Main Dish
This is probably the easiest pasta to prepare and frankly one of the tastiest. Simply cook some pumpkin, mash it and combine it with the pasta. Sprinkle cheese, some toasted nuts and dinner is ready!
- 6 oz. of shell or tube pasta
- 1 pound of cut-up and peeled pumpkin
- 6 oz. of cheese (could be any melting cheese, I used feta)
- salt, pepper, nutmeg to taste
- 1/4 cup of toasted and chopped nuts (I used pecans)
- Boil the pasta till al dente and drain. In a separate pan, boil the pumpkin with one cup of water till soft. Mash and add the spices to taste. Combine with the pasta. Add the cheese and nuts. Combine. Serve.
Coffee man set up his shop on a street corner, with a few pieces of wood board and some vinyl covering; happy and relaxed, he serves fresh espresso, tea, water bottles, candy and cigarettes.
He posted a sign by his coffee machine, a saying that goes like this:
Borrowing is forbidden
Admonishments are lifted
Wealth and good fortune are in God’s hands
24 Comments • Comments Feed
OH MY but this looks absolutely delicious.
On February 29, 2012 at 11:17 am
What a kind looking coffee man. That pasta dish is lovely.
On February 29, 2012 at 11:54 am
Wow!!! Thats such a delicious pasta.
On February 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm
Banana Wonder says:
MMmm what a fantastic pasta! I love anything with pumpkin. Also, I am gladly taking you up on your offer for a Beirut urban hike 😛
On February 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm
That’s it? The pasta is easy….A few ingredients and its proof that simple is best.
I know I have commented before on the photos of the man who sells coffee…I love these photos-they tell a story of everyday people.
On February 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm
What a lovely pasta. I just love simple tasty meals like this. Now why didn’t I think of that? 🙂
On February 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm
5 Star Foodie says:
An excellent easy pasta dish, love the feta and pecans in it!
On February 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm
I love the sauce…pumpkin and pecan…a great combination.
On February 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm
Christine @ Fresh says:
I happen to have some pumpkin puree that could be put to good use in this recipe. Excellent!
On February 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm
Simple and delicious. Yummy pasta dish.
On February 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm
Ed Habib says:
Looks wonderful. Thanks for all the meat free recipes during lent
On March 1, 2012 at 6:54 am
@Ed, you’re most welcome!(more to come)
On March 1, 2012 at 6:57 am
Oui, Chef says:
The sweet-salty combo of the pumpkin and feta sounds perfect…great idea!
On March 1, 2012 at 8:03 am
This looks wonderful, Joumana! I bet the touch of nutmeg makes it just perfect.
On March 1, 2012 at 8:48 am
Culinaire Amoula says:
Excellent plat, facile et savoureux, Miammmmm!!
On March 1, 2012 at 11:56 am
A simple and delicious-sounding pasta dish! I love the coffee man’s sign.
On March 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm
Alaiyo Kiasi says:
This is a welcoming dish to present to the family after a long day of work and school. Pasta is a stand-by, quick meal for us, but this dish would thoroughly impress the boys (my husband and son). We could even invite company over for this one! 🙂 Thanks for the idea Joumana.
On March 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm
Never tried pumpkin & pasta as a combination but will think about it now. The color added to pasta by the pumpkin is wonderful.
On March 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm
I love the combo of pumpkin and feta – always yummy! And with pasta? Perfect! Such a quick, tasty meal.
On March 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm
Sarah Galvin (All Our Fingers in the Pie) says:
Love your coffee man. I have a pumpkin in my cold room that I should make into some pasta!
On March 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm
Joumana, This really appeals to me…love the idea of pumpkin as the sauce!
I have been really enjoying your photos of Lebanon…your coffee man is wonderful!
On March 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm
Magic of Spice says:
What a truly delicious sounding pasta dish…looks fantastic!
On March 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm
I just made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing. You keep me inspired to try new things. Love your blog!
On November 20, 2012 at 11:19 pm
@Sharisse: So glad you liked it! thanks! 🙂
On November 21, 2012 at 12:20 am