Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

February 25, 2019

Author Notes: I had some leftover pumpkin and wanted to do something savory with it. This one pot pasta is perfect for a quick and easy dinner that is still impressive. Plus, it's super saucy and comforting, almost like a cross between alfredo and pumpkin soup.Laura Dembowski

Serves: 4
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cups pure pumpkin puree
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium high heat. Once hot, add the oil, followed by the onion, garlic, turmeric, pepper, and salt. Sauté about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly caramelized. Add the pumpkin puree and cook about 2 minutes more.
  2. Stir in the stock and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook about 9 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream cheese. It will take a few minutes to fully incorporate, but once it does, the sauce will be luscious and creamy. Serve immediately.

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