Autumn Pasta Bake

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“A healthy gluten free pasta bake that is quick enough for a weeknight dinner but redolent with the heady flavours of autumn.”

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  1. Cook pasta according to packet directions, drain and set aside.
  2. Warm oil in a frying pan and add the onion and garlic. Turn the heat up to high and sauté until onion is translucent.
  3. Add pumpkin and sauté for 5 minutes or until it is about half cooked.
  4. Add zucchini, bell pepper and capers. Cook, stirring, until they are soft, but don't overcook. Stir through thyme and heat another minute or so until fragrant.
  5. Stir pasta and vegetables together.
  6. Mix cottage cheese with egg and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Spread pasta in baking dish, top with cottage cheese mixture and sprinkle cheese over the top.
  8. Bake at 180°C for 40 minutes, covering if the top gets too brown.
  9. Serve with a salad of simple wintry lettuce like raddiccio and baby spinach dressed with lemon juice and olive oil, with a few walnuts sprinkled over the salad when serving.

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