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Vegan Pumpkin Curry Pasta by Pasta-based. A plate of fettuccine smothered in creamy, luscious, coconut-pumpkin curry sauce. Garnished with a freshly squeezed lime wedge, bright green chopped green onions, and roasted pepitas. Served with a piece of kalamata, olive, garlic bread.
Vegan Pumpkin Curry Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This recipe for pumpkin coconut curry pasta is 100% vegan, uses just 10 ingredients and comes together in 20 minutes. It's perfectly spiced, savory, and sweet. Creamy. Cozy. Warm. Flavorful. 

Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course, Pasta, Sauce
Cuisine: Gluten-free Option, Italian, Vegan
Keyword: curry, pasta, pumpkin, sauce, vegan
Servings: 4 servings
Calories per Serving: 642 kcal
Author: Pasta-based
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon mild, yellow curry powder
  • 14 ounces coconut cream (1 can - cream only - do NOT shake can)
  • 14 ounces pumpkin puree (1 can) *see notes for fresh method*
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes (1 can)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup green onion (chopped)
  • 8 ounces pasta
  • fresh lime juice
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add pasta. Follow package instructions, boiling time may vary. Drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add diced onion, minced garlic, and minced ginger. Stir and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic.

  3. Add curry powder and stir. Cook for an additional minute until curry is fragrant. Optional: add a pinch of cayenne pepper if you want it spicy.

  4. Pour pumpkin puree and diced tomatoes into the pan. Add coconut cream to the pan, scooping out only the harder cream that sits on top and discarding the liquid. It's okay to get some coconut water but definitely get all the cream. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. 

  5. Add 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 cup chopped green onions. Stir to combine. Add cooked and drained pasta. Mix well. Garnish with a squeeze of fresh lime.

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Recipe Notes

To make this recipe gluten-free, use your favorite gluten-free pasta.

*To roast pumpkin instead of using canned pumpkin purée: Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut a small pumpkin in half and scrape out the seeds. Drizzle pumpkin with olive oil. Place cut side down on a baking sheet. Roast until very soft, about 35 to 45 minutes. OR place cut side down on a plate and microwave for 15 minutes, checking occasionally. Once soft, peel the skin off the pumpkin and mash the pieces in a food processor, blender, or with a potato masher.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Pumpkin Curry Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 642 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat 33g 165%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Potassium 932mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 65g 22%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 8g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 313%
Vitamin C 23.8%
Calcium 10.6%
Iron 35.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.