Ziti with Pumpkin: Ziti alla Zucca

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pound pumpkin, cut into julienne
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Pinch hot chile flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 pound uncooked ziti
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Directions

In a large pan, heat the olive oil over high heat and add the onion, garlic, and pumpkin and cook 1 minute. Add the water, salt and pepper, lower heat to medium and cover, cooking until the pumpkin is soft, about 8 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and parsley and keep warm.

Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons salt. Cook the ziti according to the package directions, until tender yet al dente. Toss the pasta with the cooked pumpkin 1 minute over high heat. Divide evenly among 4 warmed pasta bowls, topped with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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