Pumpkin Pasta SauceSubmitted by: SP_STEPF
IntroductionPumpkin is a common pasta filling in Italy. Here, we've made a sauce from the fall favorite. Pumpkin is a common pasta filling in Italy. Here, we've made a sauce from the fall favorite.
Pumpkin, cooked, 2 cup, mashed (NOT pumpkin pie mix. You want just mashed pumpkin)
Parmesan Cheese, grated, .25 cup
Fresh sage, 10 leaves chopped
Garlic, 3 cloves chopped
Onions, raw, .5 large chopped
Olive Oil, 1 tbsp
Vegetable Broth, 0.75 cup
Pepper, black, 1 tsp
8 ounces whole wheat spiral pasta (It catches the sauce better than regular spaghetti.)
Add garlic and onions to olive oil and allow to brown (about 2 minutes). Add chopped sage leaves and cook another two minutes. Add cooked pumpkin puree and stir well. Add broth to thin. Season with pepper and salt, if desired. Thin with additional pasta cooking water if desired.
Drain pasta and add to the sauce pan. Stir well to coat.
Sprinkle with parmesan before serving.
Serves four 3/4 cup servings.
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SP_STEPF.
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Hmmm..... I didn't know whether I liked it or didn't. After adding the parm cheese, and salt and pepper, I decided it wasn't too bad. Would taste MUCH better with hamburger ( I do eat meatless meals, too .)! Also a few extra spices might perk it up. A good basic recipe I think - interesting! Thanks! - 10/21/08