Sausage Pumpkin Pasta

pumpkin pasta
Hey everyone! It’s Chelsea from Chelsea’s Messy Apron and I’m back again and bringing a pumpkin recipe like promised in my last post!
This sausage pasta recipe with pumpkin sauce is an easy dish to make — it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Plus, the flavors will leave your home smelling absolutely wonderful. My family loved this meal and are already requesting that I make it again for them soon.

There are lots of ways to customize this meal and make it just how you like it. If you aren’t a fan of sweet peppers or onions, you can substitute them for different vegetable options. You can also omit the sausage completely for a vegetarian meal. Happy pumpkin season everyone!


Sausage Pumpkin Pasta
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound extra lean sausage
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and brown the sausage in it. Transfer sausage to paper towel-lined plate. Drain fat from skillet and return pan to the stove.
  2. Add the remaining tablespoon oil, and then the garlic, red pepper, yellow pepper and onion. Saute until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the chicken broth and pumpkin and stir to combine, stirring sauce until it comes to a bubble. Return sausage to pan, reduce heat and stir in the heavy cream.
  4. Season the sauce with the nutmeg, salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Simmer mixture 5 to 10 minutes to thicken sauce.
  6. Cook the pasta according to the package directions and then drain.
  7. Return the pasta to the pot you cooked it in and pour the sausage pumpkin sauce over the pasta.
  8. Top the pasta with Parmesan cheese and enjoy.
Adapted from The Food Network

 Here are some more pumpkin recipes from Chelsea’s Messy Apron:



Pumpkin Chocolate Scones

Flourless and Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

70 Calorie Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Waffles with a Caramel Syrup

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