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Southwestern Pasta with Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Goat cheese and our Spicy Pumpkin Seeds add a lot of zing to this pasta dinner.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, 2004


  • 2 pounds plum tomatoes, cored, halved lengthwise, then halved crosswise
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
  • 6 garlic cloves, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 12 ounces gemelli or other short tubular pasta
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup Spicy Pumpkin Seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, combine tomatoes, scallions, garlic, oil, pepper flakes, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Toss to coat. Bake until softened, tossing halfway through, 30 to 40 minutes

  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta. Drain; return to pot. Toss with tomato mixture and cheese; season with salt and pepper. Divide among bowls; sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.


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