HEALTHY LITTLE VITTLES is a food blog created by certified health coach and published author, Gina Fontana, that focuses on gluten-free + vegan + plant-based recipes. Here you'll find simple, flavorful meals, many made in 30 minutes or less! All eaters are welcome, there is a little something here for everyone!
As a part of the Healthy Little Vittles Club, you'll receive updates, recipes, and other fun stuff going on at Healthy Little Vittles right to your inbox!
And as a thank you for subscribing, I'm giving you a FREE 25-recipe eBook with a handy shopping list included. Kale yeah!
A rich and creamy take on pumpkin carbonara pasta with shiitake bacon made in just 30 minutes! Gluten-free and vegan friendly.
I don’t know about you, but I have sure been enjoying pumpkin everything, and mostly sweet pumpkin everything. Today I welcome you to a savory pumpkin recipe that’s easy to make, delicious (as always), and filled with that star squash we all swoon over once fall hits… pumpkin!
Ok, so let me ask you this… Do you love pasta? Do you love a simple 30-minute meal? Do you love mushrooms? And do you love pumpkin, but not the overbearing kind, like the subtle pumpkin flavor? If you answered yes, then you are certainly going to love this recipe.
The pumpkin carbonara sauce is rich and creamy, and oh so satisfying. This dish is surprisingly filling too. Now let’s not let mister pumpkin steal all the glory in this recipe. Let’s talk about the shiitake “bacon”, because I know y’all are intrigued. I was intrigued when I heard of shiitake bacon for the first time a few months ago and was just dying to try it!
They’re smokey, and flavorful, and although I wouldn’t say tastes 100% like bacon, they make a great addition to this Pumpkin Carbonara dish. I love the texture and the spunk they bring to this recipe and would highly recommend adding them.
Top your pasta with vegan parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley and you have yourself one heck of a fancy-shmancy meal (without all that fancy work). So go get your pumpkin pasta on…
**NOTE: Shiitake Bacon recipe is adapted from Olives for Dinner