Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pumpkin Sausage Pasta

It's pumpkin time! We have been enjoying fall like weather the past few weeks here in Georgia and we are LOVING it.  I came across this recipe and tried it a few weeks ago. Max normally loves noodles, but they have to be plain. Well Max and Kinsley both DEVOURED this meal, as is. So I made it again this week. This recipe comes from Mix and Match Mama

1 pound pasta (I used whole wheat penne)
1 pound sausage (I used mild chicken sausage)
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 onion, chopped (I left out since mom doesn't like onions, but they would be wonderful in this meal)
1 can chicken broth
1 can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling, just good old Libby's canned pumpkin)
freshly grated Parmesan much or as little as your family likes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper...of course!

Bring one large pot of water up to a boil for your pasta. Drop pasta in and cook 5-7 minutes depending on how done you like your pasta.
In another large skillet, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown and crumble the sausage. After sausage has browned, add in onion and garlic and saute 4 to 5 minutes.  Once sausage and onion mixture is sauteed, pour in chicken broth to de-glaze your pan. Lower heat to low and let chicken broth simmer 2-3 minutes.  Stir in your pumpkin and heat through about 3 minutes.
Drain your pasta and add to sausage pan.  Stir in your cheese and that's it!  You're done!
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1 comment:

Brook said...

Hi! Just started following your blog recently. That Max is just too dang cute! The pumpkin pasta recipe definitely looks interesting, but I think I will give it a shot!

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