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One pot spaghetti with pumpkin and pesto

9
9
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
50 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
A simple one pot spaghetti filled with wholemeal pasta, heirloom tomatoes, rocket and basil pesto is sure to be a family hit.

Ingredients

Oil spray

2 x 3 second spray(s)

Extra lean chicken sausage(s)

100 g, (2 x 50g sausages)

Brown onion

1 medium, thinly sliced

Garlic

3 clove(s), crushed

Fresh thyme

1 tbs

Salt reduced chicken stock

2 cup(s), (500ml)

Light cooking cream

¼ cup(s), (60ml)

Dry wholemeal pasta

1 cup(s), (190g) spaghetti

Pumpkin

3 cup(s), (500g), kent variety, cut into 2.5cm pieces

Asparagus

1 bunch(es), cut into 4cm lengths

Cherry tomato

250 g, halved

Rocket

40 g

Basil pesto

¼ cup(s), (65g)

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray a large saucepan or flameproof casserole dish with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Cook sausages, turning, for 5 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate to cool slightly. Thickly slice.
  2. Lightly spray the same pan with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic and thyme, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion has softened.
  3. Add stock, cream and ½ cup (125ml) cold water and bring to the boil. Add spaghetti (see tip). Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  4. Add pumpkin and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until pasta and pumpkin are almost tender. Add asparagus and cook for 1 minute or until heated through and pasta and pumpkin are tender.
  5. Remove from heat. Stir in tomatoes and rocket. Stir in pesto. Serve scattered with sausage.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Finely grated parmesan cheese. TIP: Stand uncooked pasta upright in the mixture until the bottom half is soft enough to bend without breaking. Stir pasta regularly so it cooks evenly and doesn’t stick together.