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Creamy Pumpkin Lentil Pasta Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This pumpkin lentil pasta is full of fall flavors and is ready in under 45 minutes! Creamy, comforting, & high-protein, the perfect vegan and GF dish! And this pasta is mostly made with pantry staples so you have a quick and easy meal you can make with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

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Fall means pumpkin season, and this creamy & dreamy pumpkin lentil pasta recipe will bring the fall flavors to your table!  I love pumpkin year round, but I find myself cooking with pumpkin in autumn (probably becuase its easier to find canned pumpkin at the stores). This pasta is hearty and satisfying, and makes a great meal prep lunch or dinner!

This Pumpkin Lentil Pasta Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Creamy
  • Satisfying
  • Comforting
  • Made with lots of pantry staples and cupboard ingredients
  • Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and SO yummy!
  • Great to meal prep for the week
  • A great vegan holiday side dish!

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Meal Prep Recipes For the Win!

This Vegan Pumpkin Pasta recipe is the perfect recipe for healthy homemade meal prep.  I am a huge fan of meal prepping, batch cooking, and making recipes ahead.  I love the convenience of cooking once and being able to enjoy healthy homemade meals during the week when I don’t have time. There’s a whole section of TheHerbeevore.com dedicated to my favorite tried & true meal prep recipes.  With just a little planning and prep, you can have a week’s worth of recipes ready in the time it would take to make one portion.  Just batch cook, divide into individual containers, and place in the fridge or freezer for later!  Easy peasy.

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What Ingredients Do I Need For This Vegan Pumpkin Lentil Pasta Recipe?

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One of the BEST Pantry Staple Dinner Recipes

This vegan pumpkin lentil pasta  is a fantastic pantry pasta recipe!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand!  Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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How Do I Make This Pumpkin Lentil Pasta Recipe?

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Whle cooking the pasta, in another large pot, heat the olive oil and saute onion, garlic, and carrots for 4 or 5 minutes on low heat. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes until lentils are cooked.
  3. Blend sauce with an immersion blender (or transfer in small batches to a standalone blender). Once blended, add the pasta to the blended sauce.  Heat on low until pasta and sauce are hot and enjoy!

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Creamy Pumpkin Lentil Pasta (Vegan, GF)

Kelly Jensen
This pumpkin lentil pasta is full of fall flavors and is ready in under 45 minutes! Creamy, comforting, & high-protein, the perfect vegan and GF dish! And this pasta is mostly made with pantry staples so you have a quick and easy meal you can make with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
5 from 4 votes
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Pasta
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces pasta use gluten free if GF
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 13 ounce can cooked pumpkin
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Whle cooking the pasta, in another large pot, heat the olive oil and saute onion, garlic, and carrots for 4 or 5 minutes on low heat. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes until lentils are cooked.
  • Blend sauce with an immersion blender (or transfer in small batches to a standalone blender). Once blended, add the pasta to the blended sauce.  Heat on low until pasta and sauce are hot and enjoy!
Keyword Healthy Pumpkin Recipes, High Protein Pumpkin Recipes, Pumpkin Lentitl Pasta, Pumpkin Pasta Recipe, Savory Pumpkin Recipes Vegan, Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese, Vegan Pumpkin Pasta
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