Savory pumpkin & bacon quinoa shells {gluten free}

Hello friends and happy Friday!
I am finally getting into the swing of the new routine with school and my new routines.  It always seems to take a few weeks to get in the swing.  Does that happen for anyone else?

After I made zoodles a few times last week, I needed a little bit of a break from zucchini! Plus, I have been craving some pumpkin dishes since it is September, so I raided my pantry to see what I had hanging out to use. I was thrilled to find some pumpkin puree and some quinoa shells!

I am linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, and Jess from Hello to Fit for our savory themed week!


Pumpkin & bacon quinoa shells


  • 2 peppers
  • 3-4 slices of chopped turkey bacon
  • 1 Tbs avocado oil
  • 1 Tbs ghee
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup organic pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut milk
  • 2-3 Laughing Cow cheese wedges
  • Spices- to taste: Salt, pepper, paprika, red pepper flakes
  • 2 boxes gluten free shell pasta


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425* F.
  2. Wash, core and chop peppers into quarter size chunks.
  3. Place chopped peppers and bacon on an oiled baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20-25 min.
  5. Prepare pasta per box directions while bacon and peppers roast, set aside in a large bowl.
  6. In a large frying pan melt ghee and add in garlic.
  7. As soon as garlic begins to brown, add in the pumpkin, coconut milk, cheese & spices.  Whisk together well.
  8. Add roasted peppers and bacon to the pumpkin mixture, stir well.
  9. Add the pumpkin mixture to the shells and mix well.
  10. Enjoy!


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Be filled with joy and health!

25 thoughts on “Savory pumpkin & bacon quinoa shells {gluten free}

  1. sweetandstrongblog

    I’ve only ever baked with pumpkin, but I need to try making a whole meal. You got me with adding the bacon, YUM! Pinned for later 😉

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