Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Recipe

November 23, 2011

I am so so excited to bring you a recipe again today from Erin of Sunshine & Carousels
I asked her team.up with me on a little project...
since I am not so good in the kitchen/ DIY area and she is AMA.ZING....(not only does she create incredible things but her presentation is BEAUTIFUL), I have asked her to help me out in these areas! Hooray! She is truly an inspiration with all of her creativity...it makes my heart skip! So today she is bringing you this fabulous recipe!
One thing I love about the fall season is everything pumpkin flavored. However, I have never tried a savory pumpkin dish before.  We were invited to a Pumpkin Party where we all brought pumpkin flavored dishes or treats, kind of pot luck style but all with pumpkin.  I figured most everyone would bring something sweet so I wanted to try and mix it up with a savory dish.  I searched around and found that a lot of dishes were made with Parmesan cheese and sage so I created an easy Pumpkin Pasta sauce for one of my dishes. (recipe below)

 Pumpkin Pasta Sauce:

1/2 a can of plain pumpkin
1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese
1 1/4 cup of heavy cream
5 fresh sage leaves finely chopped
salt and pepper
1 1/2 tablespoon of butter

Mix all ingredients (except butter) in a small pot and heat on medium until it comes to a boil. Let it boil for three-four minutes stirring constantly.  The sauce will become smooth and mixed well.  Remove from heat and add your butter.  Stir until melted and lightly toss over your favorite pasta. I used Rigatoni pasta, I think this would be great to use with a whole wheat pasta too. I sprinkled a little Italian cheese blend right over top.

If you've never tried a savory pumpkin dish before I promise this one is really good and would make a great side dish to any autumn meal. 

Happy cooking!