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Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts: Pumpkin and Sausage Baked Pasta

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin and Sausage Baked Pasta


Hope everyone had a fun Halloween yesterday.  After the sugar coma I think everyone is in today, I am making you a healthy pasta dish.  It has pumpkin, which when made without all the sugar of a baked good, is really healthy for you.  I found this pasta recipe over at I was Born to Cook.  I have never had pumpkin with pasta before.  I have seen it before, but never been brave enough to try it  (I am a picky eater).  With my husband (non pumpkin lover) in Colorado and me here with my pumpkin loving 6 year old, I thought it was the perfect time to try it.  It was so good!  I will be making this again for my husband.  It doesn’t taste like pumpkin at all to me.  It just tastes like this rich and creamy pasta dish.  I really think that with all the sausage and sage in there, if I didn’t tell him it had pumpkin, he would never know.  My 6 year old ate it, but didn’t love it.  Now to be fair, he isn’t really a fan of noodles.  He did eat everything I gave him (I may have bribed him with these for dessert).  

Here are a few pictures from our Halloween.  My 6 year old was Perry the Platypus from Phineus and Ferb.  He was quite the hit with the teenagers who were answering the doors.




Pumpkin and Sausage Baked Pasta
Slightly adapted from I was Born to Cook

1 lb Italian Turkey sausage
1 small onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
1 1/4 cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon dried sage
Salt
1/3 cup heavy cream (half and half or 2 % milk will work too)
1 box penne pasta, cooked
½ cup Parmesan Cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
In a large pan brown sausage, until cooked through.  Remove from pan and drain over paper towel.  Set aside.

Using any oil (up to 2 Tbls) from the sausage, sauté onion, garlic and crushed red pepper until soft.  Stir in pumpkin, chicken stock and sage.  Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Add a pinch of salt.

Stir in heavy cream and sausage.  Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce comes together and thickens slightly.  Remove from heat, and add pasta.  Toss everything together. 

Place mixture in a casserole dish sprayed with non stick spray.  Top with Parmesan Cheese.  Bake for about 30-35 minutes, until top is golden brown.


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29 Comments:

At November 1, 2011 at 9:11 AM , Anonymous Lacy said...

Mmm this sounds really good! I've never tried pumpkin in a pasta dish but I could see this being quite tasty! :)

 
At November 1, 2011 at 9:24 AM , Blogger Parsley Sage said...

Yay! Your son's costume and the batman pumpkin are awesome! Brilliant job :) I think the pasta sounds fabulous as well. I love pumpkin noodles! I'm sure your hubby will like it too

 
At November 1, 2011 at 9:25 AM , Anonymous Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

I bet these flavors are wonderful together. As for my Halloween, it was fairly uneventful.

 
At November 1, 2011 at 10:01 AM , Anonymous Roxana GreenGirl said...

oh, I love your son's costume! so cute!
batman pumpkin looks so professional!

 
At November 1, 2011 at 1:21 PM , Blogger Cassie//Bake Your Day said...

What a great costume! Healthy is always a must the night after halloween! I think we are having butternut squash lasagne. This pasta sounds wonderful, Erin!

 
At November 1, 2011 at 1:46 PM , Anonymous Cucina49 said...

Love your son's costume! We were hit pretty hard with trick-or-treaters, despite some significant snow coming down. I'm loving all the recipes using pumpkin in a main course!

 
At November 1, 2011 at 2:25 PM , Blogger Carolyn said...

This looks great, Erin. A perfect fall comfort meal.

 
At November 1, 2011 at 2:58 PM , OpenID fifteenspatulas.com said...

Oh man...Erin this looks So good. Baked pasta is so comforting, and the pumpkin and sausage...YUM!

 
At November 1, 2011 at 3:07 PM , OpenID sweetcarolinescooking.com said...

Conveniently, I almost have every single ingredient in this dish. I've been debating what to make with the can of pumpkin in my pantry, too. This just might be the perfect meal. :)

 
At November 1, 2011 at 3:42 PM , Anonymous claire @ the realistic nutritionist said...

I've been seeing this recipe around the bloggy world and it looks so yummy!!!

 
At November 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

What a delicious comfort dish! It's a very nice week night meal. I love the 3rd picture (4th from top) - he's a good sport trying to pose for you! ;-) I love batman!

 
At November 1, 2011 at 7:08 PM , Anonymous Ashley@Bakerbynature said...

Amazing recipe, adorable son, and awesome carved pumpkins!! Looks like the perfect Halloween :)

xx

 
At November 1, 2011 at 7:10 PM , Blogger Lizzy said...

I think my hubby would eat this if I didn't tell him there was pumpkin in it...it looks fabulous to me!

 
At November 1, 2011 at 7:27 PM , Anonymous Jen at The Three Little Piglets said...

That you guys had a good time celebrating. We're definitely in a little sugar coma here!

 
At November 1, 2011 at 7:50 PM , Blogger Curry and Comfort said...

I have never tried pasta and pumpkin together either. It sure looks yummy! Your son and his costume are too cute!!

 
At November 1, 2011 at 7:56 PM , Blogger Emily said...

My mouth is watering. My husband says he doesn't mind pumpkin but if I did say dinner was pasta and pumpkin I would get a face. It would not be a good face. I might try to trick him into eating it first. My mouth is watering. I definitely want to try this one out.

 
At November 1, 2011 at 8:06 PM , Anonymous Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

I have always wanted to try pumpkin pasta too! We had to go healthy tonight too after a whole day of eating so badly yesterday! This pasta looks so flavorful! I love your son's costume!

 
At November 1, 2011 at 9:11 PM , Blogger Free Spirit Eater said...

Glad you had a great Halloween! Love the adorable costume! And I've never had pumpkin in my pasta before but am intrigued to give it a try. Thanks for sharing Erin, have a good one! =]

 
At November 1, 2011 at 9:19 PM , Anonymous janet@cupcakestocaviar said...

Yum!! I love pumpkin too (I may have mentioned that a few dozen times) and I have had pasta like this before so I can attest to it's total yumminess. Great looking meal Erin! As usual.

 
At November 1, 2011 at 9:25 PM , Anonymous Autumn@Good Eats Girl said...

I would have never thought about putting pumpkin in pasta! Looks great!

 
At November 1, 2011 at 9:31 PM , Blogger Dee at Deelicious Sweets said...

Hilarious costume and your pumpkins are great. So is the recipe. I've never had pumpkin in pasta but I can see how that would be pretty good. Thanks for sharing!

 
At November 1, 2011 at 11:24 PM , Anonymous kristy said...

Hey, where's Perry? My son would love this costume! Great idea! And this pasta dish sounds like just what I need to make this weekend. :)

 
At November 1, 2011 at 11:40 PM , Blogger Elies_Lie said...

I never knew that a pumpkin can marry a pasta before :D
tq erin fr sharing, I'll try this and won't tell my kids and hubby that there's a creamy pumpkin in a pasta! Haha ha! great idea ;)
btw, ur pumkin is SO HUGE!!

 
At November 1, 2011 at 11:47 PM , Blogger Ann said...

Your sons costume is great and the pumpkins are terrific! What a delicious recipe and perfect for the season!

 
At November 2, 2011 at 12:30 AM , OpenID momdecuisine said...

I've seen pasta dishes like this before, and like you I've wanted to try but have been a bit scared. If there was a can of pumpkin to be had here (there isn't) I would totally try this. Great post!

 
At November 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM , Anonymous kita said...

a) Perry the Platypus is awesome.

b) I have never been brave enough to try pumpkin in any savory foods either, but I may have to now that you said you can't really taste it. Handsome would kill me if he knew I snuck pumpkin in - but if I got away with it I would be thrilled!

 
At November 4, 2011 at 11:47 AM , Anonymous Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

That costume is adorable! Love this dish too! Yum!

 
At November 4, 2011 at 2:17 PM , Blogger Grubarazzi said...

Your sons costume is awesome! and so is that pasta. wow.

 
At November 4, 2011 at 4:34 PM , Anonymous Lindsey@Lindselicious said...

Oh this pasta sounds super good! I love using pumpkin in savory ways. Cute costume on your son! LOL

 

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