Thermomix Pumpkin, Ricotta and Spinach Pasta Bake

by Tenina Holder
posted 19 Aug, 2019 (last updated 23 Jun, 2020)
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Easy cheesy pasta bake! A great kid-friendly dinner that you can covertly sneak in some extra veggies to. It doesn't need many ingredients but requires a little extra time for roasting the veg; however this may even come in handy for homework assistance in the interim. If you're keen to skip the pasta, cauliflower is a great replacement or even diced potatoes will do. A simple, hearty dinner that doesn't need too much thinking about.



  • Butternut squash icon
    Butternut squash
    about ½ unit (10.58oz/300g)
    peeled, diced
  • Mozzarella cheese icon
    Mozzarella cheese
    5.29oz/150g (about 1¼)
  • Pine nuts icon
    Pine nuts
    2.47oz/70g (about ½ cup)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (2.05oz/58g)
    juice of
  • Penne icon
    8.82oz/250g (about 3 cups)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    as needed
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    7.05oz/200g (about 1¼ cups)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    1 cup (about 1)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    3.72fl oz/100g (½ cup)
  • Baby spinach icon
    Baby spinach
    3 cups (about 3.30oz/94g)
  • Ricotta cheese icon
    Ricotta cheese
    17.64oz/500g (about 2⅛ cups)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 tsp (0.23oz/6g)


  1. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  2. Line a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Place butternut squash on the baking sheet
  4. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt
  6. Roast - 25 min, 200°C
  7. Let cool
  8. Pre-heat oven - 180°C
  9. Grease a clean baking dish
  10. Add parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese to the TM5 bowl
  11. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  12. Blitz - approx 10 sec, speed 10
  13. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to medium bowl then set aside
  14. Add parmesan cheese and garlic clove to the TM5 bowl
  15. Blitz - approx 10 sec, speed 10
  16. Then add fresh basil, pine nuts, lemon and sea salt to the TM5 bowl
  17. Blend - approx 6 sec, speed 6
  18. Then add extra virgin olive oil to the TM5 bowl
  19. Mix - approx 3 sec, speed 6
  20. Add penne, baby spinach, garlic clove, ricotta cheese and sea salt to the baking dish
  21. Transfer content of medium bowl to baking dish
  22. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to baking dish
  23. Transfer roasted vegetables to baking dish
  24. Mix
  25. Bake until fragrant - 20 min, 180°C
  26. Serve

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