Paleo Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

Creamy pumpkin pasta – my weakness.

Whenever we would go out to dinner, that would be the first thing my eyes would scan the menu for.

Scoffing down mouthfuls of creamy deliciousness – at that very moment I thought food couldn’t get much better…

My body most certainly didn’t agree with me though!

Another headache, another bloated stomach, another throat infection.

When I made the switch to Organic Wholefoods I really thought my old accomplice was irreplaceable – surely that has to be it for me & my creamy pastas… unless of course I come up with some kind of substitute that tastes half as good as the real deal…

Dearrrrr me was I wrong!!

As I make my 3rd year into Organic Wholefoods – minus any refined sugar, gluten or cows dairy, I pick up more & more inspiration on how to use these beautiful foods, how to make them pop, how to make them extra-nourishing, and more than anything – how to make them absolutely delicious!

My Paleo Creamy Pumpkin Pasta is not only a beautiful, nourishing, winter favourite of mine – it also tastes JUST as good as any creamy pasta made with dairy cream.

The dish is made nearly entirely out of veggies & herbs (with the exception of the 3 C’s – coconut, cashews & chicken, each bringing their own nutritional goodness to the table) & is such a beautiful example of some of the nourishing dishes that we can make using purely wholefoods.

Some notes before we get started:

  • The pumpkin has been chopped up with seeds & all
  • The pasta has been made from zucchini’s with our spiraliser (if you don’t have a spiraliser please invest in one – they are around $30-$40 & they are worth every penny!!)
  • The creamy sauce has easily been made by throwing all of the sauce ingredients into our vitamix!

On to the recipe…

Paleo Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

– Serves 2 with leftovers for lunch


1 x large zucchini (or 2 small ones)

Cream Sauce
1 x 400gm can of coconut cream
2 x small red chilies
1/2 cup cashews soaked overnight in water
1 large garlic clove
Small handful of fresh rosemary
4 good twists of himalayan pink salt
8 good twists of peppercorns

Everything Else
3 spring onions – chopped up
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 1/2 cups pumpkin, diced
2 cups mushrooms, leave whole
1 cup capsicum, diced (red or green)
2 chicken breasts, diced (or just use leftover Roast Chicken)
1 cup (packed in) of baby spinach
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp. coconut oil for cooking
Olive Oil for drizzling


  • Preheat oven to 180C and roast pumpkin for 25 minutes.
  • Whilst pumpkin is roasting, peel your zucchini & spiralise it using a spiralising tool (we use the Baccarat Pete Evans Spiraliser).
  • Place a pan on medium heat & add coconut oil.
  • Sauté spring onion & garlic for a few minutes & then add diced chicken.
  • Cook until chicken is just undercooked & add mushrooms, capsicum & zucchini pasta.
  • Leave to cook a little longer whilst you make the sauce.
  • Put all ingredients for your sauce into a highspeed blender (we use our vitamix) and blend on high until smooth & creamy.
  • Remove roast pumpkin from oven and add to the pan with your pasta.
  • Add Sauce & baby spinach to pan.
  • Toss all ingredients so everything is nicely covered with the sauce and leave to cook for a few more minutes so your sauce heats up & your spinach wilts.
  • Lastly – add pumpkin seeds & toss again.
  • Serve up in beautiful bowls and drizzle olive oil over the top.
  • Enjoy your pasta!

Of course, any questions at all – please let me know – & if you come up with any beautiful alternatives I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

C xxx

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