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This creamy pumpkin pasta sauce, spiked with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese, is a great fall alternative to traditional tomato-based sauce. Here, we serve it with pasta, but it can also be used on pizza or as a dipping sauce alongside fresh-baked breadsticks.

EatingWell.com, August 2022


Credit: Will Dickey

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, then drain the pasta, 

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add herbs and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Reduce heat to low and whisk in pumpkin, broth, half and half, vinegar, pepper, salt and 4 tablespoons Parmesan; cook, stirring constantly, until reduced and thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the pasta and enough of the reserved cooking water to achieve desired consistency. Divide among 4 bowls and top each with 1 tablespoon Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/4 cups
358 calories; protein 12g; carbohydrates 57g; dietary fiber 8g; sugars 9g; fat 9g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 14mg; vitamin a iu 7784IU; vitamin c 4mg; vitamin d iu 2IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 15mg; vitamin k 1mg; sodium 477mg; calcium 162mg; chromium 2mcg; iron 3mg; magnesium 15mg; phosphorus 103mg; potassium 406mg; zinc 1mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; selenium 4mcg.