Easy Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

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I love one-pot meals. Nothing beats not having to clean up piles of pots and pans after cooking a delicious meal for the family. I know my husband also loves one-pot meals on the nights that he takes on the dishes. These days I typically wash dishes after dinner since his time to bond with the baby is bath time, which happens directly after dinner since we like to wear more of our food than eat it, these days.

This is the ideal dinner recipe to make this fall. You might think pumpkin and pasta don’t mix, but they totally do. And with the pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg it gives just the right amount of flavor that makes you realize that this very well could have pumpkin in it.

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I didn’t tell my husband the exact name of this pasta dish. Because any time he hears the word pumpkin he turns a shoulder to it. I told him it was a creamy pasta with asparagus and green peas, and he proceeded to inhale the pasta dish. Then once he was done I said, “did you like the pumpkin sauce”? His response, “what, there was pumpkin in this!” Yes—no one will ever know!

Easy Pumpkin Pasta

If you have kids and want them to get more beta-carotene in their diet, try adding in a little pumpkin puree to the dish. I promise you – unless your family knows there is pumpkin in the recipe they will never “taste” it. It’s a mind game you sometimes have to play with them.

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make one pot meal make sure you give my recipe for one-pot creamy pumpkin asparagus and green pea pasta.

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Easy Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

Katie Jasiewicz
Easy Pumpkin Pasta makes a hearty and comforting meal. You’ll be amazed how tasty pumpkin in pasta can be!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 451.15 kcal


  • 1 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Unsalted Butter
  • 0.25 Onion Minced
  • 1 Garlic Minced
  • 2 Ground Sage
  • 0.125 Black Pepper
  • 0.5 Salt
  • 1 Pumpkin
  • 32 Chicken Broth
  • 1 Penne
  • 10 Asparagus Large, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 Frozen Green Peas
  • 0.5 Heavy Cream
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg (Ground)
  • 1 Fresh Parsley
  • 0.25 Grated Parmesan Cheese Plus more for serving


  • In a large skillet, add the olive oil and unsalted butter. Cook on high heat for one minute until butter is melted. Then add in the onion and garlic. Sautee on medium heat for 2 minutes until soft and golden in color.
  • Add pumpkin puree and chicken broth to the skillet, mix well until smooth and bring to a boil. Add in the pasta, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 12 minutes with lid slightly on pot. Mix occasionally to prevent sticking. At the seven-minute mark, add in the asparagus spears and frozen green peas. Mix and place cover back on the pot.
  • Once the pasta is cooked add in the heavy cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and fresh parsley. Stir in ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. Serve and top with more Parmesan. 


Calories: 451.15kcalCarbohydrates: 67.35gProtein: 13.29gFat: 16.79gSaturated Fat: 6.54gSodium: 786.48mgFiber: 5.75gSugar: 4.92g
Keyword Dinners, Easy Dinners, Italian, One Pot Meals, Pasta, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Week, Sauteed
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