Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pumpkin Pasta Sauce with Sausage (yes that's right I said Pumpkin)

Ott, E came upon this recipe the other day in one of my random cookbooks, and I thought he was half crazy to want to put pumpkin on pasta. (I mean who eats pumpkin for something other than dessert?!?!)  But is still fall, and I was feeling rather adventuresome in the kitchen so I thought... why not give give it a try?!?!  Off to the store to buy some sweet Italian sausage and whole wheat Penni pasta and I was all set to make this Pumpkin Pasta Sauce with Sausage.

 I prepared my pasta in a pot of boiling water.
 I browned my sausage, then browned my onions.  Combined the two along with 1 cup of chicken stock and let simmer for a couple of minutes.
 I then added 1 can of pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup of cream and some spices to create my sauce.
I spooned the sauce over the pasta and topped with some Parmesan cheese and chives and what we ate was a savory entree' with an autumn flair.  The sweet sausage really complimented the pumpkin and spice.  It's not an overwhelming taste, but definitely a different kind of sauce for your pasta and one your guests are sure to ask for seconds for.
Here is the full recipe for you on a handy card that you can click on, print off and keep for yourself.
This post was linked to: Mingle Monday on Add a Pinch, Melt in your Mouth Monday on Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Hunk of meat Monday on Beyer Beware, 2 Maids a Baking on 2 Maids a Milking, Tasty Tuesday on Beauty and Bedlam, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, Hearth N' Soul, Made from Scratch Tuesday on From Mess Hall to Bistro, It's a Blog Party33 Shades of Green


Lana said...

Interesting combination, but it certainly sounds like a yummy fall meal!

Michelle @ The Willing Cook said...

This sounds like an interesting twist that I'd like to try. I've made sloppy joes with pumpkin before and they weren't bad. I think sausage and pumpkin lend themselves to a nice combination. Thanks for sharing!

SnoWhite said...

Looks like a winner to me! We make a sweet potato risotto with some of the same ingredients, so I can only imagine how wonderful this one is.

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said...

I love pumpkin pasta sauce! So delicious, and I love your addition of sausage as well.

Mae said...

oh my goodness, this sounds delicious! I'm loving all things pumpkin for Fall and I'm excited to try a savory recipe.
Found you through Tasty Tuesdays!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

This sounds like such an interesting flavour combination. I've seen a lot of pumpkin in pasta in restaurants here in England recently - in fact my husband had a pumpkin and sage ravioli dish that he really loved not so long ago. Thank you for sharing this innovative and wholesome recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop!

Alea Milham said...

What a lovely combination of flavors! It sounds hearty and comforting. Thank you for sharing this recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.