Pumpkin Pasta Dough

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $0.37
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2 1/4 cupsSpelt or Red Fife Flour
1/2 cupPumpkin or any Squash, pureed
1/2 tbspExtra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tspGround Nutmeg
1/4 tspSea Salt


  1. ​Add flour to a large bowl  and make a well in the middle of the flour. In a separate bowl, whisk your pureed pumpkin with the eggs, olive oil, nutmeg and salt. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the well of the flour. Slowly mix the flour into the wet mixture until combined.
  2. Pour the dough onto a floured surface and knead, folding it into itself over and over again with your hands until you can form a smooth round ball.
  3. If you do not want to mix and knead the dough by hand, you can place all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it comes together.
  4. Wrap the ball of dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  5. Take the dough out of the fridge to rest for 5 minutes. Cut it in half and roll it out into a thin sheet. You can do this with a pasta machine or a rolling pin.
  6. Cut the sheet into 1 inch by 2 inch rectangles and pinch each shape in the middle so that it looks like a bow tie.
  7. Use the farfalle fresh or allow them to dry by leaving them out and covering with a clean dishcloth. These can also be frozen.


  • ​Orange and yellow vegetables may give more protection against heart disease than any other vegetables. Pumpkin is an excellent source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that protects the eyes from free radical damage. Beta-carotene may also help lower overall inflammation. 
  • Pumpkin and other winter squash are a good source of potassium, which can help reduce blood pressure. Winter squash also contains plant chemicals that may help block cholesterol from forming.
  • Choose whole grains as often as possible to increase the amount of fibre in your diet. High fibre diets are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer and can help you get to and keep a healthy body weight. Being overweight can increase the risk of several types of cancer.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms or side effects such as diarrhea, prepare this recipe with unbleached white flour to reduce the amount of fibre.