Pasta with Italian Sausage and Pumpkin Sauce

Pasta with Italian Sausage and Pumpkin Sauce

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"This a great way to use pumpkin in your cooking rather than your baking. The flavor of the pumpkin doesn't come out very strong and if you didn't know what was in it, you probably wouldn't even realize it was pumpkin. But it makes a great creamy pasta sauce with a different type of flavor."

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 426 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 426 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 17 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 846 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook and stir Italian sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the meat is browned, breaking it into crumbles as it cooks, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease. Stir onion and garlic into sausage and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in campanelle and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes; drain.
  3. Stir pumpkin puree, chicken broth, half-and-half, sour cream, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and black pepper into the sausage mixture and cook, stirring often, until sauce is creamy and thick, about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer cooked campanelle pasta to a large pot and pour sausage and pumpkin mixture over pasta. Place over medium-high heat and gently stir until pasta mixture is heated through, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Use 1 cup of sour cream and no half-and-half. This will save a couple dollars if you do not have the ingredients on hand.
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Molly
4/17/2013

A very good and delicious twist to pasta. We played ‘guess the ingredient’ and my family never did guess the pumpkin in the sauce. I made the recipe as written, tried it on some pasta, and then added 2 ingredients. It was fine as written; I just knew my family would like a little spice. I added some red pepper flakes (1 T.) for a little zip and some fresh spinach for added veggies. I will make this again, although I will be using spicy Italian sausage, next time. We liked the addition of spinach, so I would use that again. My pasta was medium shells as that is what I had on hand. Thanks jmcnutt28 for this recipe, we enjoyed it.

dka3230
9/30/2012

I partially grilled chicken sausage, sliced and finished cooking with the onions. I used one whole onion and fat free half/half. I added some cream cheese, red pepper flakes, and spinach. My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe!

beckilinn
8/27/2013

I'm giving this a 4, but I made a few small changes that could have adversely affected it. I used 1 cup of sour cream and left out the half-and-half. I also used sweet Italian turkey sausage instead of regular Italian sausage, hoping to appeal to my toddler. I added spinach leaves just before serving, which really brightened it up, and I also used about 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. I will make it again, next time using the half-and-half and the regular Italian sausage, and expect it will be 5 stars.