Spaghetti w/ Homemade Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

This weekend I spent some time in the kitchen concocting a pumpkin pasta sauce, and a whole lot of it. The following is a spaghetti recipe using that sauce. I hope you all enjoy it. Have an wonderful Wednesday!

Spaghetti w/ Homemade Pumpkin Sauce
Serves 4
Wheat Spaghetti w/ pumpkin sauce
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 6-8 C Pumpkin Sauce. Recipe here
  2. 3 C Kale, chopped
  3. 1 C mushroom, chopped
  4. A few cherry tomatoes
  5. Half of an onion, diced
  6. 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  7. 4 large leaves of garlic
  8. 1/4 C crushed almonds
  9. 1 fresh chili pepper for heat
  10. Salt & pepper to taste
  11. 1/2 Tbs Oil
  12. A box of whole wheat spaghetti
Instructions
  1. Cook wheat spaghetti according to package.
  2. Heat oil. Add onion, stir, then add garlic. Stir for about a minute or until fragrant.
  3. Add chili pepper. Stir.
  4. Add mushroom, kale and tomatoes. Stir for a few seconds.
  5. Add the sauce. Let it boil. Bring down the heat to low. Simmer until vegetables are cooked as desired.
  6. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  7. Pour over spaghetti and sprinkle crushed almonds on top. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. I usually add additional seasoning to my cooking depending on what I have in my pantry. Salt and pepper are just the basics.
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