Friday, March 26, 2010

Pumpkin Pasta 2.0

Andy and I have long been fans of pumpkin pasta, inspired by the recipe from La Dolce Vegan but one that we have spun so often that it rarely resembles the original.

Here it takes two new forms which were delicious and will be something we do again, when we've got plenty of time to play in the kitchen.

First, pumpkin lasagne.   The pumpkin-y sauce was full of spinach and seitan, all layered between yummy noodles and topped with a low-fat cream sauce.  (Served with a green salad and potato salad.)

The leftover pumpkin mixture went into the freezer for a few weeks, because Andy had a plan for it.... Pumpkin Canneloni!  Basically the same filling and a very similar sauce, but this time in tube form instead of layered.  (Served with a salad, garlic bread and roasted brussels sprouts.)

This was a delicious as the lasagne, but had it not been for the pre-made filling it would have been infinitely more time-consuming.


Anonymous said...

wow, you guys are geniuses!
have you made the pumpkin baked ziti from vcon? i haven't but it's been on my "to make" list FOREVER!

Hannah said...

Is it bad that I'm secretly compiling a list of recipes I want to steal from you when (I'm thinking positively :D) I visit later this year?

Because this pumpkin lasagne is totally on it.

Bianca said...

I adore that pumpkin pasta from La Dolce Vegan. Your variations look amazing!!

Theresa said...

P&V - we haven't made that, I still have never even seen vcon! I'm a bad vegan ;)

Hannah - I can make pumpkin lasagne when you come up!

Bianca - thanks! It's such an easy but great recipe, isn't it?

Lovliebutterfly said...

Never had the combination of pumpkin and pasta before. Sounds delicious! I have some lasagna sheets in the pantry, will get some pumpkin to go with it! Yummy!

Vegan TV Presenter said...

I've never fancied making that-and now I really want to! Thanks :)

Crystal said...

I don't have La Dolce Vegan but, pretty much any form of pumpkin and noodles with a creamy sauce is right up my list! Your two variations sound really good.

Hannah said...

Can I help, when you do? :)