Pumpkin and speck pasta

This delicious 20 minutes Pumpkin and speck pasta is perfect for fall season. It’s simple and very quick to make. While pasta is cooking prepare the sauce. In al large pan sauté the onion, then add pumpkin cubes and celery. When tha pasta is al dente pour it in the pan along with the pumpkin and speck and … enjoy! If you like sprinkle with parmesan.

Now let’s see how to make this easy Pumpkin and speck pasta recipe! So let’s get started.

Here the recipe in Italian.

Other easy and tasty pasta recipes: Pasta with cooked ham, tomato sauce and cooking cream, Calamarata pasta with calamari sauce, Home made Tagliatelle Pasta

Pumpkin and speck pasta
  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time10 Minutes
  • Cooking time10 Minutes
  • Serving4
  • Cooking methodStove
  • CuisineItalian

Ingredients for Pumpkin and speck pasta

  • 11.5 ouncespasta (320 g – rigatoni, penne or other short pasta )
  • 1pumpkin (small )
  • 1onion (small – thinly sliced – or a shallot)
  • 1 stickcelery (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cupspeck (80 g – or bacon)
  • 3 spoonsolive oil
  • 1/2 glasswater
  • q.s.salt
  • q.s.pepper


  1. Put on a large pot of water to boil for the pasta. Once it starts to boil, add salt and cook the pasta al dente according to the instructions on the package.

Make the sauce

  1. While pasta is cooking prepare the sauce. First wash the pumpkin, remove the peel and cut into small cubes.

  2. Cut the speck (or bacon) into small cubes (or strips if you prefer).

  3. Then peel and finely chop the onion (or the shallot).

  4. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and sauté the onion gently until it starts to soften.

  5. Now add pumpkin cubes and sliced celery and sautè for 1-2 minutes.

  6. After add water, season with salt and pepper and cook covered with a lid for about 15 minutes. Mix well to combine.

  7. Meanwhile, in another pan sauté the speck (or bacon) until crunchy.

Finish and serve

  1. When the pasta is al dente drain it and keep some cooking water aside; if needed add to the pasta. Add pasta to the pumpkin along with speck (or bacon). Mix well and let it go for a few minutes to complete the cooking.

  2. Pumpkin and speck pasta

    Pumpkin and speck pasta is ready.

  3. Pumpkin and speck pasta

    Buon appetito!


You can store Pumpkin and speck pasta in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2 days.

If you’re looking for the ideal ending to this pasta, this Hazelnut cake is perfect.

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