Halloween Penne with Pumpkin, Pancetta and Balsamic Vinegar “Saporoso”

There’s no trick to making this Halloween recipe!

Did you know eating pumpkin is very good for your heart?

The fibre, potassium, and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support heart health!

We all know that Halloween comes along with hundreds of candies and chocolates. However, it is possible to enjoy a healthy Italian meal made with seasonal ingredients and a secret touch: The unique taste of Balsamic Vinegar “Saporoso”.

Surprise your guests with this spooky and taste Halloween recipe, try my:

Halloween Penne with Pumpkin, Pancetta and Balsamic Vinegar “Saporoso”

Ingredients

Ingredients

Peel the pumpkin and remove the seeds. Cut a piece of the pumpkin into 1cm large cubes and put them aside.

Cut the pumpkin

Put the rest of the pumpkin, the garlic, 1 tablespoon of Extra virgin Olive Oil “Il Vero” and a pinch of salt in a pot, cover with water and bring to the boil.

Boil part of the pumpkin in salted water with a clove of garlic

Once the pumpkin is cooked, blend it until creamy. Put a frying pan on medium heat and fry the pancetta with a bit of Extra virgin Olive Oil “Il Vero” 

Fry the bacon

Remove the pancetta from the frying pan, add the pumpkin cubes and 1 teaspoon of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP and cook for a few minutes.

Sautè the pumpkin cubes with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP

Season with salt and pepper. Then, add the pancetta and add the pumpkin purée.

Combine the pumpkin cubes, bacon and pumpkin purèe

Cook the penne in boiling salted water and drain it. Pour the pasta into the pumpkin and bacon sauce and stir all together. Combine the grated pecorino cheese.

Toss the pasta

Finish the dish with a few drops of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena “Saporoso” and slivers of Pecorino cheese before serving.

Enjoy it!

Delicious! Enjoy and… Buon Appetito!

 

Also, if you are searching for new spooky ideas for the Halloween Lunch you could try;

– 
Ogre’s Black Spaghetti with Mould and Kids Eyes: Black Squid Spaghetti with Green Pesto and funny fake eyes, made of tomato and mozzarella
– The Witches Cemeterya yummy cemetery-shaped mushroom lasagna!

“Ogre’s Black Spaghetti with Mould and Kids Eyes” & “The Witches Cemetery”

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