Pasta Shells with Pumpkin Sauce

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Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
Calories:
721
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calories721 kcal(34 %)
Protein20.6 g(21 %)
Fat30.5 g(26 %)
Carbohydrates90 g(60 %)

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
250 grams Pumpkin
1 Leek
1 stalk Celery
2 tablespoons butter
150 milliliters Vegetable broth (Instant)
250 milliliters Whipped cream
2 tablespoons Crème fraiche
salt
cayenne pepper
lemon juice
500 grams Pasta shell (Conchiglie)
30 grams freshly grated Parmesan
to taste Basil
How healthy are the main ingredients?
PumpkinWhipped creamCeleryParmesanLeeksalt

Preparation steps

1.

Peel pumpkin, halve and remove seeds and fibers. Dice pumpkin into small cubes. Rinse leek and cut into thin rings. Rinse celery and chop finely. 

2.

Heat butter in a pan and saute vegetables for a few minutes. Add broth and simmer, covered, for about 15-20 minutes. Add cream and simmer, uncovered, until sauce becomes creamy.  

3.

Remove from the heat, stir in crème fraîche and season with salt, cayenne pepper and lemon juice.

4.

Cook pasta shells in boiling salted water according to package instructions until al dente. Drain well. Mix pasta with the sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan. Garnish with basil leaves and serve.