Sausage Pumpkin Pasta

This sausage pasta recipe with pumpkin sauce is an easy dish to make — it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. 
Pumpkin pasta in a white dish with a fork on the side.
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 in a bowl white bowl with a fork on the side.

Sausage Pumpkin Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Chelsea Lords
Servings 6 Servings

This sausage pasta recipe with pumpkin sauce is an easy dish to make — it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. 

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta, pasta recipes, sausage pumpkin pasta


  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound extra lean sausage
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 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
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 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.
Nutrition Facts
Sausage Pumpkin Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 659 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 784mg33%
Potassium 628mg18%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 7364IU147%
Vitamin C 71mg86%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chelsea Lords

Chelsea is the blogger behind Chelsea’s Messy Apron. She is always experimenting in the kitchen and making new things to eat. “Or I am in the kitchen eating. Both are good.” She tries to eat a balanced diet of healthful foods, but she loves desserts. You will find most of her recipes are healthy and easy, but still taste great! She has found that eating is all about balance and she hopes that that is the case on her site!

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