Pumpkin Carbonara

Staff Writer
Pumpkin Carbonara
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Many may have thought of adding the seasonal ingredient pumpkin to a pasta dish, but few have seen it done like this before. Creamy puréed pumpkin is whisked together with coconut milk and egg yolks to yield a sweet and bold flavor that makes this a classic fall dish to serve. 

4
Servings
662
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 slices pancetta, diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • One 15-ounce can puréed pumpkin
  • 8 Ounces coconut milk, or heavy cream if you'd prefer
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 Cups cooked penne pasta
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped sage, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Place a large sauté pan over medium to medium-high heat and cook the pancetta, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and the fat has been rendered, about 5 minutes. While the pancetta is rendering, whisk together the pumpkin purée, coconut milk, egg yolks, and Parmesan cheese. Remove the pancetta from the pan and place onto a plate lined with a paper towel. Add the garlic and shallots to the pan and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and pancetta back to the pan and toss or stir well to mix thoroughly. Add the pumpkin mixture to the pan, stir well, and season with salt and pepper. Heat through and serve.

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
36%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
15g
74%
Cholesterol
122mg
41%
Protein
22g
44%
Carbs
93g
31%
Vitamin A
882µg
98%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.7%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
18.5%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
19µg
24%
Calcium
170mg
17%
Fiber
7g
29%
Folate (food)
60µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
60µg
15%
Iron
5mg
30%
Magnesium
116mg
29%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
408mg
58%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
687mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.5%
Sodium
731mg
30%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.2%
Zinc
3mg
18%

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