Makes: 4 Servings

Pumpkin Pasta with Spinach

Creamy pumpkin and spinach pasta is an easy one pot pasta dish.   

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes


  • 8 oz. short whole wheat pasta (bowtie, shells, spirals)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup water or chicken broth
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • Parmesan cheese for serving

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe 

Total Fat10 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium175 mg
Total Carbohydrate48 g
Dietary Fiber9 g
Total Sugars7 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein10 g


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil, onion and garlic. Stir occasionally until softened.
  3. Add the tomato paste, pumpkin, and water or broth, whisking to combine.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cook about 5 minutes, or until sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Add the spinach and cooked pasta, tossing gently until spinach wilts and the sauce coats the mixture.
  6. Top with walnuts and serve with Parmesan cheese. 

Recipe Source: MyPlate Super Simple Cookbook

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