Roasted-Cherry-Tomato-&-Pumpkin-Rigatoni by @eatlovenamaste
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Roasted Cherry Tomato & Pumpkin Rigatoni

This Roasted Cherry Tomato & Pumpkin Rigatoni is super flavorful and requires only 10-ingredients to make! A perfect and filling fall dish!

Course Meal Recipes, Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Eat. Love. Namaste

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree *
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 shallots (1 large or 2 small)
  • 2 tbsp sage
  • 1/2 cup cashews soaked for 4-8 hours
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt and black pepper plus more to taste
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • package of rigatoni pasta (penne pasta works too)

To Serve (optional):

  • spinach
  • healthy pinch of red pepper flakes
  • cooked chicken or shrimp (if not vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with foil. Add the cherry tomatoes, garlic, shallots, and sage to the pan and coat with olive oil and a healthy pinch of salt and black pepper. Fold the foil over to cover the ingredients and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tomatoes burst (check at the 15-minute mark).

  2. While the cherry tomatoes are in the oven, prepare the pasta by following the instructions on the label. I recommend making your pasta water salty.  

  3. Carefully unfold the foil and pour the cherry tomatoes, garlic, shallots, and their juice into a blender. To the blender, add 1 cup of pumpkin puree, and balsamic vinegar. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more salt and black pepper as needed. If you like heat with your pasta, add a healthy pinch of red pepper flakes. If you like the taste of sage and want it to stand out in this dish, I recommend adding 1 tbsp at a time.

  4. You will obtain two batches of the roasted cherry tomatoes and pumpkin sauce.  Either double the pasta or save the sauce in the fridge for 1-week or in the freezer for up to 1 month. 

  5. Add 1/2 of the sauce to a skillet over medium heat.  Add 2-ladles of the pasta water and stir to make a thin sauce. Add noodles and mix to combine.  At this time, you could add in spinach or a protein source. Taste and add more salt, pepper, or red pepper flakes before serving. 

Recipe Notes

* Use canned pumpkin puree, or use homemade pumpkin puree