Creamy pumpkin pasta sauce is the perfect weeknight comfort meal! Easy to make, comes together in 30 minutes, and packed with delicious pumpkin flavor.
Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
It’s officially comfort food season which means bring on all of the soup and pasta recipes! This creamy pumpkin pasta sauce is the perfect cozy recipe to make this week when you want something hearty and delicious.
It combines the delicious sweet flavor or pumpkin puree with savory parmesan to create the perfect flavored sauce.
For this recipe I used real, wheat rigatoni and shaved parmesan. If you have gluten and/or dairy intolerances, you can substitute your favorite gluten-free pasta, and add in your favorite dairy-free cheese.
I mixed in spinach for a boost of added greens, and topped my dish off with crushed pecans for an added crunch.
Ingredients in pumpin pasta sauce
Pumpkin pasta sauce has many variations, and can be seasoned to your liking with different spice combinations.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Tomato paste– just a tablespoon for added flavor!
Vegetable broth or pasta water– pasta water will help thicken the sauce while vegetable broth adds in some more flavor. Feel free to use a mix of both!
Milk of choice– you can use dairy milk, or any plant-based milk thats unflavored and unsweetened
Shaved parmesan– for added cheesiness and flavor
Onion and garlic– the dynamic duo in any recipe
Salt, nutmeg and optional red chili flakes for your spices. I’ve also made this using a pinch of pumpkin pie spice and it was delicious!
This delicious, creamy pumpkin pasta sauce will satisfy all of your comfort food needs. It’s ready in 30 minutes, and packed with all the warm flavors- you truly can’t go wrong.
I can’t wait for you guys to try it!
I made this recipe and it was delicious. I made a couple of slight changes in that I used roasted cubed butternut squash, which I pureed in the food processor, and I added some sauteed mushroom.
I love the addition of butternut squash and mushrooms!