Pumpkin, spinach & ricotta stuffed pasta shells with sage butter

Pumpkin, spinach & ricotta stuffed pasta shells with sage butter

02 November 2022

Pumpkins aren't just for Halloween. Turn your Autumn pumpkins into a delicious pasta meal, elevated with a drizzle of sage butter. Perfect for warming up dark nights! Discover our recipe below.
  • Pumpkin
  • Recipes
  • Winter warmers

Category

Main

Serves

4

Cooking Time

120 min

Ingredients

15 jumbo pasta shells (Cook 2-3 extra in case of breakages)

1–1/2 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp fresh garlic (minced)

Handful fresh spinach leaves (roughly chopped)

1/2 pack ricotta cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (plus more for serving)

1 egg

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper

1–1/4 cups marinara sauce

1 small pumpkin

Few sage stems

3 tbsp butter

Instructions

1Clean out the pumpkin and slice into 4/8 pieces. Drizzle with olive oil and place on a baking tray

2 Bake at 180C for 25/30 min until it has softened

3 Whilst the pumpkin is baking, cook the pasta al dente according to packet directions. Drain and set aside

4 In a mixing bowl, stir together the chopped spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, and salt and pepper until thoroughly combined. Add the softened pumpkin and mix well

5 Pour 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce into the bottom of an ovenproof Circulon SteelShield Saute Pan

6 Stuff each pasta shell with a generous amount of the pumpkin, spinach and ricotta mixture, and place in the pan

7 Cover with the remaining sauce and bake covered with aluminum foil for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking until the top begins to brown and the sauce begins the bubble, another 10-15 minutes

8 In a small saucepan melt butter, add sage and let it bubble for a few minutes

9 Serve over the pasta shells with some extra Parmesan. Enjoy!

Pumpkins aren't just for Halloween. Turn your Autumn pumpkins into a delicious pasta meal, elevated with a drizzle of sage butter. Perfect for warming up dark nights!