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Creamy Herbed Pumpkin Pasta with Garlic Green Beans.

  • 4 cloves
    garlic
  • 1 lb
    green beans
  • 1 oz
    Parmesan cheese
  • ½ (15 oz) can
    pure pumpkin purée
  • 5 oz
    rotini pasta
  • 1 tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 8 fl oz
    whole milk
  •  
    basil
  •  
    butter, unsalted
  •  
    crushed red pepper
  •  
    extra virgin olive oil
  •  
    garlic powder
  •  
    onion powder
  •  
    salt
  • 1
    Fill a large pot halfway with hot water (from the tap), cover, and bring to a boil. Uncover, add salt and pasta, and stir for a few seconds. Cook until desired firmness, 8-10 minutes.
    1 tsp salt
    5 oz rotini pasta
  • 2
    Peel and mince the garlic.
    4 cloves garlic
  • 3
    Wash the green beans and trim ends.
    1 lb green beans
  • 4
    Add water to a large skillet and bring to a boil, covered, over high heat.
    ¼ cup water
  • 5
    Once the water is boiling, uncover and stir in the beans, oil, butter, and half the garlic. Simmer until beans are tender and water has evaporated, 4-5 minutes. Season with salt, then remove from heat and set aside.
    1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    2 tsp butter, unsalted
    ¼ tsp salt
  • 6
    Preheat a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • 7
    Once the saucepan is hot, add oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 8
    Add remaining garlic to the saucepan and cook for 1 minute, then add the tomato paste and cook for an additional 30 seconds, stirring frequently.
    1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 9
    Add the pumpkin, milk, and spices to the saucepan. Whisk to combine and let simmer for 2-3 minutes.
    ½ (15 oz) can pure pumpkin purée
    8 fl oz (1 cup) whole milk
    ¾ tsp onion powder
    ½ tsp garlic powder
    ¾ tsp basil
    ¼ tsp salt
  • 10
    Grate the parmesan.
    1 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 11
    Add the parmesan cheese (reserving a small amount for garnish) and red pepper flakes to the saucepan; stir to combine. Remove from the heat and set aside.
    ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 12
    Once the pasta is done, drain and return to the large pot. Pour the sauce into the pot with the pasta and stir to combine.
  • 13
    To serve, divide the pasta and green beans between plates. Top pasta with remaining Parmesan and enjoy!