500 g pumpkin, cleaned and chopped into chunks
1 large onion sliced
2 or 3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup cream
10 / 15 fresh sage leaves (depending on the size of the leaf)
A splash of olive oil
S & P
1/2 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
Place the pumpkin, garlic and a couple of the sage leaves into a roasting tin, sprinkle with olive oil, S & P. Roast till soft.
Blend the roast pumpkin, garlic and sage to a smooth paste in your blender.
Boil the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.
Fry the onion in a little olive oil. Add the pureed pumpkin, the remaining sage leaves, cream and cheese, adjust the seasoning, allow to simmer on a gentle heat for 5 minutes or so. Stir into the cooked pasta. Serve.