20-Minute Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta Recipe Screams Fall by 30Seconds Food

Pasta Dinner
20 days ago
20-Minute Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta Recipe Screams Fall

'Tis the season for all things pumpkin! Most of us love alfredo sauce, but just wait until you add healthy pumpkin to the mix. This creamy pumpkin alfredo pasta recipe is on the table in 20 minutes and is so easy to make.

You could substitute your favorite pasta for the penneFettuccinetortellini, ravioli, spaghetti noodles, rotini or even angel hair would be delicious is this dish. For crunch, garnish with some pine nuts.

Cuisine: Italian / American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces penne pasta or your favorite pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • pine nuts, for garnish (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Melt the butter in a skillet and add the shallot. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the pumpkin and nutmeg and cook about 1 minute. Whisk in the cream and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and cook 1 more minute. Season with salt and pepper. 
  2. While the sauce simmers, cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
  3. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss. Add some of the cooking water to loosen, if desired. Serve with Parmesan cheese and sprinkle with pine nuts, if desired. 

Need help converting cooking and baking measurements? Here are some handy kitchen conversion charts. Here's how to submit your recipes to 30Seconds.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

Penne Pasta
Penne Pasta $2 & Up
Can Pumpkin
Can Pumpkin $2 & Up
Nutmeg
Nutmeg $4 & Up
Pine Nuts
Pine Nuts $4 & Up

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Copycat Recipe: 3 Ingredients + 10 Minutes = the Creamiest Alfredo Sauce Ever

Crispy Pumpkin Chips Recipe: This Healthy Baked Pumpkin Chips Recipe Is Another Reason to Love Fall

Baked Pumpkin Patties Recipe: This Pumpkin Patties Recipe Is the New Thanksgiving Side Dish on the Block

Pumpkin Spice French Toast Recipe Is What to Serve for Brunch This Weekend

Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Yes to all things pumpkin! Bring it on. This recipe rocks.
Cassiday
Tasty fall recipe idea. 🍜
bepositive
I can smell this delicious recipe wafting through my kitchen already!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Drool-Worthy 5-Ingredient Garlic Butter Baked Parmesan Chicken Breasts Recipe Cooks In 30 Minutes

Easy Prime Rib Recipe With Vegetables: A Spectacular Prime Rib Recipe for Christmas Dinner

Easy Peruvian Chicken Recipe With Aji Verde Sauce Will Not Disappoint

4-Ingredient Chicken Enchiladas Recipe Is On the Table in 30 Minutes

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!