Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Punky Pasta

I rarely make the same recipe twice. Well, when I was testing for my cookbook, I had to. But when I'm trying things from other cookbooks, I tend to opt for new dishes every time. But every great once in awhile, I stumble upon a recipe that I must make again and again. This Punk-Kin Pasta from La Dolce Vegan is one of those:

I've been making this recipe for years, and I'm really not sure how I've never managed to post about it before. Hell, maybe I have and I just can't seem to pull it up using my search function.

Anyway, I do have a rule about only making this dish in the fall or winter. Since it contains pumpkin, I only make it when it's in season. I guess pumpkin time is really over, but it's still February. And I had some frozen pumpkin puree and Morningstar Farms burger crumbles in my freezer that needed to be used.

The sauce is so simple — just pumpkin puree, onions, a little water or stock, and veggie burger. But it's oh, so delicious! I tossed in some brown rice & flax pasta spirals and topped the dish with Daiya mozzarella. Voila!

Do you have any all-time favorite go-to recipes in your cookbook collection?

14 comments:

Doowop said...

Yessss. My favorite is tofu pizole. I garnish way too much with avocados, shredded red cabbage, cilantro, lime, etc. YUMMM. And it only takes about a half-hour to make. When I was a meat eater, it took me half a day to make it.

VeggieGirl said...

Mmmm stellar pasta!

foodfeud said...

I'm the same way - I have so many cookbooks but I hardly use them, so I have to power my way through to make them seem worthwhile and rarely return to one book in particular.
I have made the spinach lasagna from Vegan table about 3 times, however, mostly because my boyfriend loves it. That's probably a record for me.

Mihl said...

I rarely make recipes twice, too. There#s one exception though: pasta with marinara sauce. But that's not even from a cookbook.

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

I really never use recipes cuz I'm too busy cooking my own.. but I sure get inspired from them.

I make a great pumpkin white bean sauce for pasta and do a delicious winter lasagna and baked ziti from it

Erin said...

Sounds super tasty! I made a pasta sauce from pumpkin and ground almonds once that was really awesome.

I usually don't make recipes twice either, ever, but if I'm cooking for other people I'll usually go back to something I know is good. The one that comes to mind is the Fiesta Pasta Salad from La Dolce Vegan.

Leslie R. said...

I super love this recipe! Never gets old, and it feels like such a decadent meal. I am quickly making faves out of the Vegetarian Mother & Baby book, which oddly has great hummus, felafel, stir-fry, etc. recipes.

DianeCruz said...

Great recipe and gluten free as well?! Can't beat that!

Sandy said...

heheee - i'm like that - never use something twice!
the only exception is that I have a favourite muffins recipe in one of my cookbooks that i use the base for everytime without fail!

Erika said...

i have some canned pumpkin in the fridge now just waiting to be used!!! guess what im having for lunch today? ;)

Tender Branson said...

Another idea for pumpkin...I get tired of the same things every fall.

Ali - YumVeggieBurger said...

mmm that looks so good! I have similar rules about pumpkin-flavored things only being appropriate in fall and winter... I thought pumpkin season was pretty much over for me, but seeing that photo has me craving pumpkin again now!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

This is one of my favorite Sarah Kramer recipes. It's so good!

Christine said...

I totally got all the stuff to do this tonight! It looks wonderful:)

Where did you find Vegan Morningstar Crumbles? I know they used to be, but I double checked tonight and they had milk and eggs in them :(