What’s not to love about a big ol’ bowl of cozy, comforting Creamy Pumpkin Pasta this fall?
I want to eat a bowl of this fall-inspired Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Chicken Sausage every single night! Maybe I will. I am growing two babies after all and right now, carbs are giving me life! The pumpkin is pretty mild, but you get a hint of a spiced, fall flavor that makes this pasta so dang comforting. And filling.
The pumpkin sauce is super duper easy to make– is made with sautéed onion and garlic, organic pumpkin puree, tomato sauce (I just used one of my faves from the store), our fav Horizon Organic Milk (hello, extra creaminess), and a few seasonings. That’s it! And then it gets poured over sautéed chicken sausage and whole wheat rotini pasta. Add a little cheese, and some spinach or kale too.
It’s rich and creamy and flavorful, but still pretty healthy! And it’s a quick week-night meal the family will LOVE! My boys surprised me and devoured their bowls.
Get cozy and dig in my friends! DIG.IN.
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Chicken Sausage
For the Pumpkin Sauce:
1 cup organic pumpkin puree
1 cup traditional pasta sauce
1 cup Horizon Organic Reduced Fat Milk
1/2 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
salt + pepper to taste
Pasta + Sausage:
4 links chicken sausage, sliced
1/2 lb whole wheat rotini pasta (about 3 cups cooked)
1 heaping cup baby spinach or kale (or mix)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
In a large pot or pan with an edge, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sautee until translucent. Season with a dash of salt and pepper.
Add pumpkin puree, tomato sauce, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and whisk together. Bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In another pan, sautee the sausage slices until browned. Set aside.
Cook the pasta in a large pot of water, just until al dente. Drain and add the pasta to the sausage.
Pour the Pumpkin Sauce over the sausage and pasta and gently fold together to combine. Fold in parmesan cheese and spinach (or kale). Serve!
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