Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons half & half or cream
  • 8 ounces pasta

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain.
  2. While the water is boiling and pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce. Mince garlic and add them to a large skillet with one tablespoon of butter. Sauté until the garlic is soft and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add pumpkin purée and chicken broth to the skillet and stir to combine, then a cayenne pepper, nutmeg and freshly cracked black pepper. Stir in the spices and let the sauce simmer over medium-low heat while the pasta cooks (about 10 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the half & half or cream to the skillet and stir it into the pumpkin sauce, salt if desired. Toss in drained pasta and serve.