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Creamy Pumpkin Marinara Recipe

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Nadiia Ganzhyi



2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
½ teaspoon salt, divided
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried tarragon
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 can (15 ounces) diced or crushed tomatoes
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin purée
1 to 2 tablespoons butter
1 to 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
Finely grated Parmesan and chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (both optional)

1. Warm the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it’s shimmering, add the onion, bell pepper and ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring often, until the onions and pepper are very tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

2. Add the garlic, oregano, tarragon, and cinnamon. While stirring, cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and cook for 1 minute, while stirring. Add the pumpkin purée and stir to combine. Continue simmering for 5 minutes, then remove it from the heat.

3. Carefully transfer the mixture to your blender. Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon vinegar. Blend until very smooth and creamy.

4. Season generously with freshly ground black pepper and additional salt (I usually add another ¼ teaspoon salt). For a more luxurious sauce, add another tablespoon of butter, or for more tangy complexity, add another teaspoon of vinegar. Blend to combine.

5. Stir into warm pasta. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan and chopped parsley on top

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Since my childhood my mom was making buns with pumpkin, flat bread filled with pumpkin puree.It was my favorite. I love everything with pumpkin, I usually make pies, cakes, bread, soups and many other things with this. That was my second time to try pumpkin sauce for pasta, before I add some meat into the sauce. You can use ground meat or cut on pieces meat you like.




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