pumpkin pesto pasta

This pumpkin pesto pasta from Tess Eden @Eden.Vegan is the perfect easy dinner, mid-week meal or pot luck dinner. It’s made with fresh basil pesto and vegan-friendly feta and can easily be adapted to use up any veggies you have on hand. You could even get creative with your choice of nutty toppings.

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Eden Vegan’s Pumpkin Pesto Pasta


1 cup orzo pasta
1/3 cup plant based pesto from @genoesefoods
1/2 cup cooked pumpkin
1/3 cooked red onion
3 brown mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped


Preheat the over to 200 degrees fan-bake and roast pumpkin chunks for 20 minutes.

Place orzo in a saucepan with boiling water and a large pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 12 minutes.

Meanwhile add thinly sliced red onion and mushrooms to a pan, frying until soft.

Fold all ingredients together with a generous amount of basil pesto, walnuts, salt and pepper.


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