That’s the pasta I chose (gluten-free). Pumpkin puree is cooked pumpkin that has been blended down into a puree. Add the garlic, Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper. But to us, it’s not cheating at all. Ooh that looks so deliciously creamy! The Well Plated Cookbook is now available! Boil the pasta in a large pot of boiling water. Add additional milk of choice to help thin it out to the desired consistency. Thanks for the recipe. Home » Pasta » Pumpkin Pasta Sauce, Post created:November 14, 2020-Post updated: November 23, 2020-May contain affiliate links. Add olive oil, onion, garlic and mushrooms. Turn off the heat, add the chopped spinach and mix well, Add the cooked pasta, toss well so it's well coated with the sauce, and serve immediately. Stir in a bit of Greek yogurt. This pumpkin pasta sauce recipe is lusciously creamy, flavored with savory spices and Parmesan. Cook and frequently stir until the pasta is tender and water has mostly evaporated, keeping a small amount in the pan to create a light sauce, about 12 to 14 minutes. Hi Kirsten! Don’t you love a dish that can be made ahead of time? Adding additional salt if needed. Do not accidentally grab pumpkin pie filling and use it in this recipe. Erin saved our Saturday night. It’s fantastic with short pasta, like macaroni, rigatoni, or fusilli (spirals). Sounds delicious & healthy – perfect for these chilly days! Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe Hats off to Erin for creating this recipe. Thank you for taking the time to share this kind review! Remove once the pasta is al dente–make sure the pasta is not mushy (usually 10 minutes of cook time). Could it be a reasonably accurate way to explain to you why you should make this pumpkin pasta sauce recipe? Pumpkin is the key ingredient that gives the pasta sauce Alfredo’s signature, rich texture without the excess calories, and it’s loaded with vitamins and nutrients too. Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage and Kale. Overnight is best. It’s pumpkin season! As long as it’s the same amount (and smooth like the canned version), it should work fine. Just like so many of you, we’re absolutely crazy for pumpkin over here! How would it work if I simply added the pumpkin and cottage cheese (I don’t like cream cheese) with the spices, milk & flour to cooked gluten-free pasta? Taste and season with more salt and pepper as desired. My old pasta sauce standby seemed excessive and gloppy. So delicious! How to reheat leftover pumpkin pasta? Serve over the pasta of your choice (I like Penne). Stir and mix until heated and creamy. Nestle your hands around a warm, comforting bowl of hot noodles covered in delicious. Once hot and sizzling, add the flour, then whisk constantly until it turns a golden color and smells nutty. Drizzle olive oil, salt, and pepper all over and toss with your hands to ensure the olive oil and seasonings fully coat the ingredients. © 1998-2020 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). So hope it re heats ok. Could the sauce be frozen? Then, a few weeks ago while flipping through an old cookbook, I stumbled across a recipe for fettuccini Alfredo. I know I’ll add a vegetable or two (I can always use more). Prep Time: is for the cashews that need to be soaked overnight. I turn the heat down to low to gently incorporate delicate heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Let’s say you wanted to change things up a bit. How to Make Pumpkin Pasta Sauce? It was very tasty :). Last night, my final thoughts were how best to describe this creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce (yes, I think about these things before bed), and I was struck with the epic revelation that this recipe is an ideal metaphor for growing up. Think of the sage as the final somethin’ somethin’ that makes this pumpkin pasta sauce taste all grown up. This creamy pumpkin pasta comes together all in one pot for an easy dinner. Featured on the Today Show and Washington Post, what’s really in your canned pumpkin puree. Al dente it means “to the bite” in Italian. "Mayo," "Mayo Clinic," "," "Mayo Clinic Healthy Living," and the triple-shield Mayo Clinic logo are trademarks of Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. How did you make the potato bake? Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. If you desire a stronger “pumpkin” taste, feel free to up the spices, as they are what makes the pumpkin flavor in the sauce most pronounced. Fry the onion and bacon until cooked. We want the creamiest, tastiest puree possible: no matter what the vegetable is called. Stir in the spices and let the sauce simmer over medium-low heat while the pasta cooks (about 10 minutes), stirring occasionally. Make it as a weeknight dinner or include it on a holiday menu and watch it become an instant fall favorite. Are you looking for that traditional pumpkin/ fall taste? You can serve this pasta with cheese (regular or vegan), but we think it holds its own even without. However, if you’re willing to dedicate a little more attention to stir, you can significantly cut down the preparation time. Hi Jenni! Saute the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes, then carefully add canned pumpkin puree. This recipes serves 2 generously or 3 with smaller portions. Boil and stir often, until the pasta absorbs most of the liquid and becomes tender. Hi I’m in Australia and canned pumpkin purée is not readily available. A single copy of these materials may be reprinted for noncommercial personal use only. Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission. Get comfortable, and have a look around. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Like the Alfredo I once loved, pumpkin pasta sauce is delightfully creamy, comforting, and a joy to twirl around your fork. Overnight is best. You are going to love how easy it is to make this pasta sauce. I DO insist that you keep the fresh sage. So pretty, and I bet just as delicious. Mince garlic, then heat olive oil in a skillet. To make this a heartier dish (and extend the servings to 4), try adding sautéed greens such as spinach or kale, shredded or chopped cooked chicken, or sautéed chicken or turkey sausage. But, its delicate flavor and smooth texture blend seamlessly into a savory sauce, perfect for tossing with your favorite pasta noodles. I’m so happy that you enjoyed it, Hannah! Came across this recipe and I’ll be saving it forever. On A Couple Cooks, you will find healthy vegetarian, vegan, and whole food recipes. Jessica GavinPublished on October 23, 2020. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. We made it with whole milk and full fat cream cheese. Pumpkin pasta sauce might seem like an odd interpretation of fettuccini Alfredo, but the two are more similar than you think. Even better, you can make up the entire pumpkin pasta sauce recipe and boil the pasta in 30 minutes. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Shop for the ingredients beforehand. Increase the heat to medium high, then let cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce bubbles and thickens, about 8 to 10 minutes.