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Tortiglioni with caramelised onions & pumpkin by Sophia Young

Tortiglioni with caramelised onions & pumpkin for 4 person

Set up the midweek meal challenge with just a handful of ingredients plus a few pantry staples.

Ingredients for Tortiglioni with caramelised onions & pumpkin

  • 1/2 (about 850g) butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 100ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 350g tortiglioni or other dried short pasta
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 300g (1 1/4 cup) ricotta
  • 30g (1 cup) baby spinach, thinly shredded
  • 1 1/2 lemons, juiced

Tortiglioni with caramelised onions & pumpkin, How to Make

  • Step 1
    Place pumpkin and 60ml (1/4 cup) oil in a large bowl and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 2
    Heat a large, heavy-based frying pan over high heat. Add pumpkin to the pan and cook for 10 minutes or until pumpkin is golden and caramelised. (Avoid moving the pumpkin around too much. Instead, leave it undisturbed for 1/2 minutes or until browned underneath before turning it over.)
  • Step 3
    Meanwhile, add pasta to a large saucepan of boiling salted water and cook for 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and return to the saucepan. Add the pumpkin mixture to the pan and toss to combine.
  • Step 4
    While the pasta is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon oil in the frying pan over high heat. Add onions and 1 teaspoon salt, and cook for 10 minutes or until onions are soft and browned. Add garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add onion mixture to pasta. Toss to combine.
  • Step 5
    Crumble the ricotta in a small bowl and drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add the spinach and lemon juice, and stir gently to combine. Add the ricotta mixture to pasta and stir gently to combine. Scatter with olives, if using, and serve.

Notes:
Tip: Pumpkin and blue cheese are a match made in heaven. Try substituting crumbled blue cheese for half the ricotta.

Additional information for Tortiglioni with caramelised onions & pumpkin

Preparation: 0:10 Minutes, Cooking: 0:15 Minutes, Serving: 4 Person, Level:

Nutrition Info:

3009 kj Energy, 32g Fat Total, 8g Saturated Fat, 8g Fibre, 22g Protein, 32mg Cholesterol, 103.77mg Sodium, 17g Carbs (sugar), 82g Carbs (total),

All nutrition values are per serve

This Tortiglioni with caramelised onions & pumpkin published first on: MasterChef, Images by: Ben Dearnley

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