Cozy Vegan Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pasta

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What Started it all:
Pumpkin, Sweet potato, pasta, crockpot

This comforting dish is perfect for a family meal. It’s packed with seasonal goodness, easy to prepare, and brimming with flavors that will make everyone at the table smile. Using a crockpot makes the cooking process a breeze, ensuring the vegetables are tender and the flavors meld beautifully.


  • 1 small pumpkin, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 300g of your favorite pasta (penne or fusilli work great)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can of coconut milk (400ml)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. Peel and cube the pumpkin and sweet potatoes. Finely chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until they are soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the sautéed onions and garlic to the crockpot. Add the cubed pumpkin, sweet potatoes, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Pour in the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Stir to combine.
  4. Set the crockpot to low and cook for 6-7 hours, or until the vegetables are tender and the flavors have melded together.
  5. About 20 minutes before serving, cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  6. Once the vegetables are cooked, use an immersion blender to blend the mixture until smooth and creamy. If you prefer a chunkier texture, blend only partially. Add the cooked pasta to the crockpot and stir to coat the pasta with the sauce.
  7. Serve the pasta hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

This pumpkin and sweet potato pasta is not just a meal; it’s an experience that brings everyone together around the table. The creamy, rich sauce paired with perfectly cooked pasta is a delightful way to enjoy a vegan meal that’s both nutritious and delicious. Enjoy!

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