pumpkin sauce pasta

pumpkin sauce pasta

This Pumpkin Sauce Pasta is such a nice twist from a traditional tomato based sauce. The warm spices blended with cream and butter and pumpkin puree bring fall to the table, in a super delicious way! 

PRO TIP: Feel free to pan fry chicken to add to your pasta too, just cook the chicken with the onion, garlic and spices. 

pumpkin sauce pasta

Pumpkin Sauce Pasta is a nice twist from a traditional tomato based sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Comfort Flavour
Keyword pumpkin sauce pasta
Servings 4 servings
Author Cook with Meg


  • Pasta pot
  • Colander
  • Medium saucepan



  • 2 cups uncooked short pasta – cook to package directions Penne works great!


  • 2 tbsp butter salted or unsalted
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ small onion minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced, or ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground sage you could also use 2 small fresh sage leaves, finely minced
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar white or brown
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup whipping cream


  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • cooked chicken breasts



  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and cook and stir the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Whisk in sage, cinnamon, sugar and salt, then whisk in the chicken broth, and bring to a boil to reduce by almost half. We really want to concentrate the flavours.
  • Whisk or stir in the pumpkin puree and allow sauce to come to a simmer, then add maple syrup. In the last few minutes, stir in the cream then adjust seasonings as you see fit.
  • Add 2 tbsp of grated parmesan cheese to the sauce, then reserve the rest to garnish each dish once plated.
  • Simmer until you’re ready to toss with pasta .


  • Cook your pasta in a large pot of rapidly boiling salted water, according to package details.

NOTE: When you cook your pasta, reserve about 1/2c of the pasta liquid to thin out the sauce if it needs it!

  • Toss your sauce with your pasta.


  • Serve each dish with plenty of pasta and sauce, optional chicken breasts and a healthy sprinkle of fresh parmesan cheese. ENJOY!

Want more dinner ideas, AKA din-spiration?

Wasn’t Pumpkin Sauce Pasta delicious? Try our Alfredo Stuffed Shells! SO GOOD!

SOO GOOD! Enjoy! Meg xo

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