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Delicious Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

Heidi Samia | Eleanor Rose Home

Cooked pasta is layered in a casserole dish with a béchamel sauce, pumpkin butter ricotta cheese, and shredded Italian cheeses. It’s then baked in the oven and topped with fried sage leaves, crunchy bits of pancetta, and buttered cracker crumbs creating the most delicious, comforting meal.

– Quick & Easy – Vegetarian Option – Versatile

Why You'll Love This Comforting Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

The key ingredient to this recipe I created? I used a jar of of sweet spiced pumpkin butter to create the savory pumpkin ricotta cheese mixture for our creamy pumpkin pasta

What's unique about this recipe?

Ingredients for Pumpkin Pasta

– Short Cut Pasta – Extra Virgin Olive Oil – All Purpose Flour – Spiced Pumpkin Butter – Vegetable Stock – Shredded Italian Cheeses – Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese – Salt & Black Pepper – Handful Fresh Sage Leaves – Diced Pancetta – Crushed & Buttered Saltines

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Step #1: 

Begin by cooking your short cut pasta in salted water in a pasta pot according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Step #2: 

While the pasta cooks, add olive oil to a large skillet and cook the diced pancetta, remove from pan then fry the sage leaves in the pancetta drippings.

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Step #3: 

Make a roux with butter & flour then slowly pour vegetable broth and milk into the roux, whisking as you pour to prevent lumps of flour. Remove béchamel sauce from heat once thickened.

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Step #4: 

In a mixing bowl, combine spiced pumpkin butter, ricotta cheese, Italian cheeses, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Step #5: 

Layer the béchamel sauce, pasta, pumpkin ricotta, and cheeses in 1/3’s. Finish the top of the pumpkin pasta casserole with shredded cheese.

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Step #6: 

Bake creamy pumpkin pasta in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and top & corners are browned.

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Step #7: 

Serve creamy pumpkin pasta in a bowl then top with a dollop of pumpkin butter, pancetta crumbles, crushed crackers, shredded Italian cheese, and fried sage leaves for garnish.

Storing Pumpkin Pasta Leftovers

Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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