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Pumpkin spaghetti with creamy bacon sauce

This recipe is great for those who are trying to reduce carbs from their diet.
Creamy bacon pumpkin spaghettiJames Moffat

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1.Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Line three oven trays with baking paper.
2.Using a spiraliser or julienne attachment on a mandoline or V-slicer, cut pumpkin into long thin strips (see tips). Combine pumpkin and oil in a large bowl; season.
3.Spread pumpkin strips in a single layer between two trays. Roast for 12 minutes or until just tender; cover to keep warm. If using thinner noodles, you will need to reduce the cooking time. Meanwhile, place walnuts and pepitas on the third tray; roast for 5 minutes or until fragrant.
4.Cook bacon in a medium frying pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until browned. Add cream, milk and ½ cup of the pecorino; bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Season to taste.
5.Carefully transfer pumpkin to a large shallow bowl. Pour sauce over pumpkin; top with roasted nut mixture, remaining pecorino and chives. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.

This recipe also works with parsnip in place of pumpkin.


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