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Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

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This easy, creamy pumpkin sauce tossed with your favorite pasta for a quick, warm, and comforting weeknight dinner. It's utterly delicious and perfect for Fall. I use Hokkaido pumpkin, but kabocha or butternut squash would do just great. Top with some bacon or walnuts if you like.

  • 1 Small Hokkaido pumpkin, cubed (650g)
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2-3 Thyme sprigs
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 200 Pasta of your choice
  • 240 ml Homemade broth
  • 100 ml Cream / milk
  • 1 tbsp White balsamic
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • Large pinch of nutmeg
  • Large pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1-2 tbsp Flat parsley, chopped
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano, to serve
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Combine cubed pumpkin, garlic cloves and thyme sprigs with olive oil in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Spread out on a baking sheet. Bake until pumpkin is very soft and has browned slightly, about 25 minutes.
  2. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, following packet directions, until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain in a colander.
  3. Reserve about 1/3 of cubed pumpkin. Place the remaining roasted pumpkin and garlic cloves in a saucepan together with homemade broth, cream, white balsamic and spices. Use an immersion blender process until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add more broth or noodle water if mixture is too thick.
  4. Stir the drained pasta and chopped parsley into the sauce. Divide the pasta in two plates. Shave some Parmesan over. Enjoy!

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Lola Martínez 19/10/21 21:46

La calabaza entra dentro de mis vegetales favoritos, aunque la consumo todo el año, en esta época es cuando más rica está y por eso la preparo de cantidad de formas. Esta pasta me parece sencillamente deliciosa.

lisa is cooking 19/10/21 22:07

What a perfect fall meal! I want this for dinner tonight.

Tom 19/10/21 22:10

...a great autumn dish.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 19/10/21 22:37

now this is the best fall recipe of the year wow I love it! Nice job!

Gloria Baker 20/10/21 00:19

Sounds delicious I love Pumpkin so much!!

Brian's Home Blog 20/10/21 00:59

That totally says Fall and totally says yum!

babYpose 20/10/21 01:26

Looks delicious with yummy creammy pumpkin sauce. Botanic and dairy good together.

Christine 20/10/21 02:11

Sounds like a good sauce.

Raymund 20/10/21 02:57

Ohhh nice, I never had tried suace like this on a pasta. Looks really good

J.P. Alexander 20/10/21 04:48

Gracias por la receta, se ve muy rica. Te mando un beso

Margaret D 20/10/21 05:51

That looks nice but for me not filling, would have to have meat as well.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 20/10/21 06:23

I love pasta, no matter how it comes, but that pumpkin sauce sounds delicious, extra hearty and warming for this time of year. I do enjoy a slightly 'cheesy' topping too, so bring on the Parmigiano-Reggiano!

Thanks for the suggestion and the lovely presentation! :)

Federica Simoni 20/10/21 08:05

Buonissima questa pasta😋😋

Veronica Lee 20/10/21 08:22

Looks delish!

I'd love to try this.

Nancy Chan 20/10/21 08:45

This is a delicious looking pumpkin and pasta meal.

Grace 20/10/21 08:59

Thank Thanks. Very good proposal for those of us who like pasta.
Gracias Angie! Una muy buena propuesta para quienes nos gusta la pasta.

DEZMOND 20/10/21 09:47

It defo is a time of the year for Hokkaido.
Mixing milk with vinegar sounds like a potential kitchen disaster, doesn't it curdle the milk? I think I'd rather just use sour cream.

Ron 20/10/21 10:09

Great dish Angie and one we enjoy in the autumn as well. But, your recipe has a few ingredients I've not used in a winter squash pasta. As Hokkaido is a fav and now available in our markets, I see this on the table soon.

Chef Mimi 20/10/21 13:31

I love this! I especially love that you baked/roasted those ingredients first. I usually just use a container of pumpkin or other squash for a sauce, but your way is way more flavorful! Thanks!

My name is Erika. 20/10/21 13:43

I made something similar last year and can't find my recipe for it. This sounds super. I am thinking you could substitute butternut squash for the pumpkin?

delphine 20/10/21 13:52

Ce plat doit être délicieux

Bernadette 20/10/21 14:04

I made pasta recently with butternut squash but I think I like your recipe better. I am going to try this preparation the next time.

Kitchen Riffs 20/10/21 15:50

Pumpkin and pasta is a great combo! And so seasonal. This looks delish -- thanks.

kathyinozarks 20/10/21 15:54

good morning, this recipe sounds really good-something I would enjoy as I love pumpkin. Happy mid week

foodtravelandwine 20/10/21 16:12

I love it!!...the color of this dish is fantastic!...I love the combination of flavors!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

Bill 20/10/21 18:05

Sounds and looks delicious.

savorthebest 20/10/21 18:37

You can't go wrong with a good pasta dish! It looks delicious

Pam 20/10/21 18:59

What a tasty & great idea.

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 20/10/21 19:08

I love pumpkin-based sauces - they add to pasta such a silky and smooth texture. This dish looks stunning. For myself (But mostly for Daisy LOL), I would also add some crispy prosciutto or pancetta :)

Cooking Julia 20/10/21 22:57

Those pasta look delicious!

tigerfish 21/10/21 01:14

Smooth and creamy pumpkin pasta sauce made from scratch.

Sakuranko 21/10/21 03:06

Oh my God darling I have saved so many of your recipes
This looks delicious

Javier 21/10/21 12:26

I love cooking with pumpkin, so I think that your creamy pumpkin is a perfect partner for the pasta

speedy70 21/10/21 15:13

La mia adorata zucca, ottimo piatto!!!!

The Velvet Runway 21/10/21 17:21

This looks and sounds so delicious! I actually have everything I need to make it (butternut squash instead of pumpkin) so I am making it tonight!
Julia x

Anonymous 21/10/21 17:49

I'm beyond excited to try this luscious sauce, Angie! Such a perfect autumn meal.

Anonymous 21/10/21 17:53

p.s. Amen to that Joan Gussow quote!

Norma2 21/10/21 18:30

A sauce for pasta different from those already known. I think it is a success, I will try it.

The Yum List 22/10/21 02:57

You had me at pumpkin. Love it.

[Reply] 22/10/21 15:23

Yum Angie, I have a pumpkin alfredo dish on my bucket list this month, I must make it this weekend!

David 22/10/21 23:01

Angie, What an interesting and intriguing recipe! It looks great and its something new for us. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

EASYFOODSMITH 23/10/21 10:48

Your pumpkin posts are to die for!

Choclette 10/11/21 10:42

I'm loving all the winter squash recipes around at the moment. Your pasta sounds simple and delicious.

Noob Cook 2/12/21 04:36

Love the golden and creamy pumpkin sauce for the pasta.


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