Pumpkin Seed Pasta


I received this recipe from my Mom years ago. It is so yummy!!! A must try.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
5 servings


  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

  • 3 pounds roma (plum) tomatoes, halved

  • 2 bunches green onions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 (10 ounce) package goat cheese

  • 1 (16 ounce) package gemelli pasta


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle the seeds with cayenne pepper.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Watch them carefully so that they do not burn. Set aside.

  4. Place the tomatoes in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Scatter the green onion and garlic over the tomatoes. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil to coat.

  5. Roast in the preheated oven 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly; remove the skins from the tomatoes.

  6. Meanwhile, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the gemelli, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

  7. Stir the goat cheese into the hot pasta until melted. Then, stir in the roasted peeled tomatoes. Place the pumpkin seeds on top of pasta to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

771 Calories
33g Fat
94g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 771
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 328mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 94g 34%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 54mg 268%
Calcium 295mg 23%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 1307mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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