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Easy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Combine a few ingredients to create a creamy pumpkin sauce that you can mix together with your favorite pasta noodles!
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  • 1 pound pasta
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cups grated Parmesan
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree*
  • Fresh sage, chopped (optional)


  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.
  • While pasta is cooking, in a medium sized skillet over medium low heat, melt butter. Add minced garlic and cook until just fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in heavy cream and bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally until it starts to thicken.
  • Add in salt, black pepper, nutmeg and grated Parmesan and whisk gently until the cheese has melted completely.
  • Add pumpkin and stir until it has been incorporated completely. Add pasta to post and toss to coat. Garnish with chopped fresh sage and enjoy!


*PUMPKIN PUREE: You can use up to one full can of pumpkin puree, depending on how taste for pumpkin flavor.  
  • This dish tastes great with any kind of pasta.
  • Serve it with Italian sausage or chicken for additional protein and flavor.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
  • To freeze, cool the dish completely, then store in a freezer safe container for up to three months. The sauce can also be frozen separately. To reheat, stir over low heat to prevent it from curdling. 
  • If the sauce gets too thick while cooking or reheating, just thin it out with some water.


Calories: 592kcal, Carbohydrates: 63g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 96mg, Sodium: 635mg, Potassium: 316mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 7381IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 292mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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