Pumpkin Pasta sauce is the perfect fall pasta sauce. Pumpkin Pasta is one of our favorite meals during the fall. If you have never had Pumpkin Pasta Sauce then you are totally missing out and you have to make this amazing pumpkin sauce!
Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
Pumpkin Pasta Sauce that will WOW Everyone!
Tis the season for pumpkin everything, and I am sooo exited! I have always had my pumpkin in the form of something sweet.
While trying to come up with new recipes to share with you and I wanted to go outside of my comfort zone and so I took the plunge of creating a pasta with a Pumpkin sauce…oh my gosh! You are going to LOVE this Homemade pumpkin pasta sauce! It is amazing and the perfect fall sauce for your pasta!
You will probably be just as surprised as I was when you serve this cream pumpkin pasta to your family for the first time. I love everything pumpkin so this was a favorite for me as I was making it and creating it I loved all the flavors I was putting in. But I was a little nervous about my non pumpkin obsessed family members. So when I put everyone’s dinner on the table, I was a bit nervous when they all took their first bites.
Then came the “Oh my gosh, add this to the dinner plan menu” comments. Even from Tom who is not a fan of pumpkin unless it is in a pie, normally.
Now since making it for the first time, we have had it MANY times.
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Healthy Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
This pumpkin pasta sauce recipe is nice and creamy! Homemade pumpkin pasta sauce is made with pumpkin puree, you can use either canned pumpkin puree or you can use homemade pumpkin puree. Of course if you have been around here for a while you know that I always go with homemade as much as possible.
One of the great things about pumpkin pasta sauce is that it is a healthy pasta sauce loaded with vitamins and minerals that are good for you from the pumpkin. The pumpkin puree gives it the amazing creaminess that is a must have for a pasta sauce like this. When it comes to texture, it is very close to the texture of Alfredo Sauce.
Its a great way to get your kids to eat veggies and if you have a picky eater, then you are sneaking in veggies with out them fully realizing it! Healthy pasta sauce is one of my favorite tricks to getting extra veggies in the kids!
Quick and Easy Pumpkin Pasta
If you are looking for a fast and easy pasta sauce then you are in luck! This creamy pumpkin pasta recipe takes just 20 minutes to make! Yup, it is that quick and easy to get dinner done and on the table on a busy night!
What to Serve with Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
There are lots of different side dishes that go well with this amazing Pumpkin Sauce. It is known in our house that we are always going to have garlic bread and salad. They just fit perfectly with the meal. However I also like to make more veggies for the meal as well, Steamed broccoli and Roasted Asparagus are my go to veggies.
What Pasta goes with Pumpkin Sauce?
You don’t have to use a specific type of pasta when making this pumpkin pasta sauce, whatever your favorite type of pasta is will work perfectly. We have made it with spaghetti noodles, penne and even the small shells. So don’t stress much about what type of pasta you are using. If you are wanting to go completely from scratch you can make homemade pasta too!
What Veggies Can I add to Pumpkin Pasta Sauce?
Because this sauce is made with a veggie already I do not normally add more veggies. There have been a few times that I added spinach that was sautéed in butter and garlic and it was amazing!
If you are adding veggies to this pasta dish, cook them in a separate pan and then when you mix the pasta with the sauce add it in then.
What Meat Can I add to Pumpkin Pasta Sauce?
Most of the time I don’t add any meat to this sauce. However a few times I have added some sautéed chicken breasts cut up and it was delicious! If you are adding chicken to this dish, cook it in a separate pan and then when you mix the pasta with the sauce add it in then.
Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Ingredients
- olive oil
- chicken or vegetable broth
- Pumpkin Puree
- sour cream
- fresh parsley
- Parmesan Cheese
How to Make Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
This pumpkin sauce will make enough sauce for a 1 pound box of any type of pasta.
Cook your pasta per the directions on your box to al dente or Make fresh zoodles while the sauce is being made
Heat the olive oil in a medium sauce pan. Grate the garlic into the oil, cook for a minute until it gets fragrant.
Stir in the chicken or vegetable broth and make sure scrap up the garlic bites from the bottom of the pan and mix them with the broth.
Stir in the milk, sour cream, nutmeg, salt, and pepper, simmer for ten minutes.
Mix your pasta or zoodles with the pumpkin sauce and cook for a minute. Top with the parsley and parmesan cheese.
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Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
- Heat the olive oil in a medium sauce pan.
- Grate the garlic into the oil, cook for a minute until it gets fragrant.
- Stir in the broth and make sure scrap up the garlic bites from the bottom of the pan.
- Stir in the milk, sour cream, nutmeg, salt, and pepper, simmer for ten minutes.
- Cook your pasta per the directions on your box to al dente or Make fresh zoodles.
- Mix your pasta or zoodles with the sauce and cook for a minute.
- Top with the parsley and parmesan cheese.
5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving
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