Easy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce with Nutmeg and Cinnamon
Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 4
This easy pumpkin pasta sauce pairs creamy pumpkin with flavorful spices to create a favorite fall dish.
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons white flour
  • 1 ¼ cups pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup shaved parmesan
  • 1 box pasta variety of choice
  1. Boil your favorite pasta variety according to package directions.
  2. While the pasta is boiling, add olive oil and garlic in a saucepan over low/medium heat.
  3. Cook for 1 minute, stirring.
  4. Add butter and continue to cook until melted.
  5. Next, add flour.
  6. Stir with a whisk for 30 seconds.
  7. Add pumpkin puree, heavy cream, salt, pepper, parsley, nutmeg, cinnamon and parmesan.
  8. Turn up heat to medium, whisking constantly until lumps disappear, if any, about 30 seconds.
  9. Cook for 1 minute stirring occasionally.
  10. Serve over your favorite pasta topped with shaved parmesan and roasted pepitas.
  11. Store extra sauce in a container with a tight-fitting lid in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  12. It will thicken when cooled, so reheat in microwave or on the stove with a splash of milk, if needed.
Recipe by Mom Unleashed at https://momunleashed.com/2019/08/easy-pumpkin-pasta-sauce-with-nutmeg-and-cinnamon.html