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Pasta With Pumpkin And Sausage – Printable Recipe

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Pasta with Pumpkin and Sausage

I Love Autumn Cooking!

And nothing says Autumn more than

Pumpkins!

Years ago, Rory and I were watching Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals, and she made a dish like this. It sounded so wonderful, so we decided to give it a try. Pasta with Pumpkin and Sausage has been a family Fall favorite ever since. My kids can’t wait for me to make this meal every year. Kirk was home from college for a night this past week, and this is what we had for dinner. YUM-O!

I’m sure your family will love it too.

Pasta with Pumpkin and Sausage

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (used 1 tbs. at a time)
  • 1 lb. Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 4- cloves Garlic (cracked and chopped)
  • 1- medium Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1- Bay Leaf (fresh or dried)
  • 4 to 6- sprigs Sage Leaves (cut into chiffonade, about 2 tbs.)
  • 1- cup Dry White Wine (I use Pinot Grigio)
  • 1- cup Chicken Stock
  • 1- cup canned Pumpkin
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream (3 turns around the pan)
  • 1/8 tsp. ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground Nutmeg (ground or freshly grated)
  • Coarse Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. Penne Rigate (cooked to al dente)
  • Romano or Parmigiano Cheese (for grating)

       

Directions:

  • Heat a large, deep, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Split Sausage casing and scrape out the meat. Add 1 tbs. Olive Oil to the pan and brown the sausage. Transfer sausage to paper-towel lined plate.
  • Drain fat from the pan and return to the stove.
  • Add remaining 1 tbs. Olive oil, Garlic, and Onion. Saute for 3-5 minutes until the onions are tender.
  • Add Bay Leaf, Sage, and Wine to the pan. Reduce wine by half, about 2 minutes.
  • Add Chicken Stock and Pumpkin, stir to combine until the sauce comes to a bubble.
  • Return sausage to the pan, reduce heat, and stir in Heavy Cream.
  • Season the sauce with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Salt, and Pepper. Simmer mixture 5-10 minutes to thicken sauce.
  • Return rinsed and drained cooked Pasta to its cooking pot. Remove bay leaf from sauce. Pour sauce over the pasta and toss over low heat for 1 minute.
  • Garnish the pasta with lots of shaved Cheese and sage leaves.

NOTE: I serve my pasta and sauce separately for those who want more or less sauce.

  

Side Suggestions:

  • Pumpernickel or Whole Grain Bread
  • Spinach Salad with Apple or Pear and Red Onion dressed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

This Pasta with Pumpkin and Sausage Recipe is PRINTABLE!

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Pasta With Pumpkin And Sausage - Printable Recipe
 
A delicious Autumn treat featuring Pumpkin, Sausage, and Pasta.
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Type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients:
  • 2 tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (used 1 tbs. at a time)
  • 1 lb. Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 4- cloves Garlic (cracked and chopped)
  • 1- medium Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1- Bay Leaf (fresh or dried)
  • 4 to 6- sprigs Sage Leaves (cut into chiffonade, about 2 tbs.)
  • 1- cup Dry White Wine (I use Pinot Grigio)
  • 1- cup Chicken Stock
  • 1- cup canned Pumpkin
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream (3 turns around the pan)
  • 1/8 tsp. ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground Nutmeg (ground or freshly grated)
  • Coarse Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. Penne Rigate (cooked to al dente)
  • Romano or Parmigiano Cheese (for grating)
Directions:
  1. Heat a large, deep, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Split Sausage casing and scrape out the meat. Add 1 tbs. Olive Oil to the pan and brown the sausage. Transfer sausage to paper-towel lined plate.
  2. Drain fat from the pan and return to the stove.
  3. Add remaining 1 tbs. Olive oil, Garlic, and Onion. Saute for 3-5 minutes until the onions are tender.
  4. Add Bay Leaf, Sage, and Wine to the pan. Reduce wine by half, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add Chicken Stock and Pumpkin, stir to combine until the sauce comes to a bubble.
  6. Return sausage to the pan, reduce heat, and stir in Heavy Cream.
  7. Season the sauce with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Salt, and Pepper. Simmer mixture 5-10 minutes to thicken sauce.
  8. Return rinsed and drained cooked Pasta to its cooking pot. Remove bay leaf from sauce. Pour sauce over the pasta and toss over low heat for 1 minute.
  9. Garnish the pasta with lots of shaved Cheese and sage leaves.
Notes
I serve my pasta and sauce separately for those who want more or less sauce.

Side Suggestions:

Pumpernickel or Whole Grain Bread
Spinach Salad with Apple or Pear and Red Onion dressed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

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50 thoughts on “Pasta With Pumpkin And Sausage – Printable Recipe”

  1. Now that’s one taste I’ve never tried pumpkin with sausage, it must taste interesting. The recipe seems easy enough, so I’ll give it a go one of these days.

  2. This sounds soooo good! I wonder if I could use mashed pumpkin that I have cooked myself? I don’t do pasta but I bet this would be excellent over spaghetti squash noodles or even on a bed of greens. Yummy!

  3. Oh my goodness, that looks and sounds really good. I would not have thought of pumpkin sauce with pasta, wow. I had some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies at the hog roast this weekend that were AMAZING. I love this time of year. I like to make pumpkin muffins, pancakes or my famous egg-free pie 🙂

  4. I would not of thought of this combo either! But I have come across many pumpkin/sweet potato chili recipes so I guess the meat/pumpkin combo must be good!

  5. Looks quite good. This is exactly the kind of recipe my husband likes to make. We will have to give this a try. We also have favorite Fall recipes like Crabmeat Stew.

      1. Just type Crabmeat into the search box on my blog, it’s there 🙂 My family loves it, I usually just make it in the Fall and Winter. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at the Home Matters Party 🙂

  6. Now this sounds like something I’m willing to try… I’m tired of eating the same boring meals. Hubby would love this and I would but not sure if the kids would but they need to learn to eat new stuff too. Thanks for the recipe. Pinning.

  7. Mmmm that looks good. We always serve our pasta and sauce separately. I am a fan of tons of sauce, my husband and 3 of the kids don’t like a lot of sauce (weirdos) but my baby is all about the sauce too. I think my kids would give me funny looks when I say this is pumpkin pasta, so I think I’ll have to tell them afterwards. I like RR, it made me laugh when I read the ingredients, it’s a total RR recipe — all her favorite ingredients!!

  8. I would have never in a million years thought of putting pumpkin on pasta!! I’ll have to try it for sure!
    My favorite pumpkin recipe definitely is my pumpkin bread 🙂

  9. Looks tasty Lorelai. I am always looking for new ways to cook pasta – this sounds great with the added pumpkin! Glad you linked up with us again this week!!

  10. I’m sure adding the pumpkin gives it a unique and delicious flavor! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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