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Pumpkin Chipotle Pasta Sauce

Pumpkin Chipotle Pasta Sauce

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
kristincsw

kristincsw

A little sweet with some heat! This sauce is velvety and gives the look and feel of a rich, fattening sauce. You can adjust the heat by cutting/adding more chipotle to preference...Once served over pasta, you can add Parmesan cheese and red pepper to taste.

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  • Calories:
  • 69 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 867 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, and cook and stir the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the chicken broth, and bring to a boil; whisk in the pumpkin puree, chipotle peppers and their sauce, milk, sage, salt, coriander, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Allow sauce to come to a simmer, then lower heat to hold at a simmer until serving time.
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aelise28
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aelise28

11/21/2012

I have made this recipe at least 5 times already and I just found it last month. It is excellent, and I love how you can turn up/down the heat factor with the amount of chipotle peppers you add. I love spicy food, so I always add extra, but for those who don't do spicy like that, you can decrease what you add without compromsing the flavor. The pumpkin adds such a great counter to the chipotle. I have played around with the recipe the last two times I made it, and I've found that making a roux first helps with a thick sauce. I saute the onions and garlic in butter (maybe about 1/4 cup) and then add flour to make a thick paste. I then continue on with the recipe by adding the chicken broth, etc. Great recipe either way!

abutler226
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abutler226

11/20/2012

Loved this! I actually made this in a slow cooker: no butter, did the onions in the chicken broth first, then followed instructions as listed. I used Radiatore pasta. This has a big (and YUMMY) kick, but if you don't handle spicy well, you could half the chipotle. Also, if you wanted some protein, this would pair well with chicken. Great for a fall twist on pumpkin, but I will be making this year round!

LindaT
15

LindaT

2/20/2012

I liked this quite a bit. I added more onion because I like it and didnt realize until the very end I was out of coriander! Very tasty sauce and a nice change from a tomao based one.. healthy too. I'll def make again!

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