Creamy Roast Pumpkin and Pine Nut Pasta Bake That Can Be Made Dairy Free

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Thermomix Dairy Free Pasta Bake

We made this pasta bake with our grain free pasta recipe for the Philips Pasta Machine. Tell you something, that pasta machine and our Thermomix? A match made in heaven. The best things about this pasta bake are…

  1. It’s delicious.
  2. It makes a heap.
  3. It’s super creamy, but can be made gluten free!

Of course you can make your own pasta like we did, but we’ve written the recipe in such a way that packet pasta will absolutely do the trick.

We featured this recipe in Episode 148 of The 4 Blades podcast.

Creamy Roast Pumpkin and Pine Nut Pasta Bake


  • 500-1000g pumpkin (peeled and diced into 2-3cm cubes)
  • 1 leek (white part only)
  • 15g olive oil
  • 500g cauliflower florets
  • 400g water
  • 75g stock paste
  • 300g milk of choice (we used almond milk)
  • 50g plain yoghurt or coconut cream
  • 400g dried pasta
  • 600g chicken thigh pieces
  • 130g grated cheese (omit for DF)
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves


Step 1
Preheat oven to 200C
Step 2
Place diced pumpkin (500-1000g) on lined baking trays, drizzle with oil and bake for 30-40 minutes.
Step 3
Add leek (1) to bowl and chop. Speed 5 / 3 seconds. Scrape down sides.
Step 4
Add olive oil (15g). Program 3 minutes / Steaming Temperature / Speed 1.
Step 5
Add cauliflower florets (500g) to the bowl. Speed 4 / 4 seconds. Scrape down sides.
Step 6
Add water (400g) and stock paste (75g) to the bowl. Program 20 minutes / 100C / Speed 2, MC on. Once finished, add milk (300g) and yoghurt or coconut cream (50g) to the bowl. Speed 8 / 30 seconds, measuring cap on.

You can continue on to the steps below while the sauce is cooking.
Step 7
Cook pasta (400g) as per packet instructions.
Step 8
Cook chicken thigh pieces (600g) on the stove.
Step 9
Combine cooked pasta, toasted pine nuts (1/2 cup), cooked chicken, baby spinach leaves (2 handfuls) and roasted pumpkin in a large casserole dish. Gradually pour sauce into the dish, stirring through.
Step 10
Sprinkle with grated cheese (130g).
Step 11
Bake for 30 minutes, lid off.