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Cauliflower Pasta with Pumpkin {GF, Vegan}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Cauliflower pasta made with roasted pumpkin and a crunchy raw cauliflower pesto is bound to be your new favorite meatless vegan dinner. A hearty and healthy gluten free meal.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 446 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 3 cups cubed pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons capers dried
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 ounces Gluten Free Barilla Spaghetti
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • Optional: 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  1. Prheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl toss pumpkin with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary. Place on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  3. In a food processor pulse the cauliflower in two batches until it resembles crumbs. Remove.
  4. To the food processor add garlic, slivered almonds, capers, parsley, lemon zest and nutritional yeast. Process until the mixture resembles crumbs.
  5. Combine the cauliflower rice mixture with the parsley almond mix. Add in 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil and mix. Add salt/pepper to taste.
  6. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and prepare pasta according to package directions.
  7. Toss pasta with cauliflower pesto and up to 1 cup reserved pasta water (as needed). Add roasted pumpkin.
  8. Optional: serve topped with dried cranberries.
Recipe Notes

For non vegans you can also serve this pasta topped with pan seared seasoned chicken, diced up

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Pasta with Pumpkin {GF, Vegan}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 515mg15%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 5160IU103%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.