My Recipe Box

May We Recommend

Fiesta Pork Kabobs

My Recipes

My Menu

My Shopping List

+ Add to Shopping List

Cook's Tools

Cooking Measurements
Wine Pairings
Cooking Terms
Bake, Broil or Grill?
My Recipe Box
Shopping List

Pasta with Sausage and Pumpkin

Rate this Recipe

Serves 4

The best flavors of Fall in one dish.


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb sweet Italian sausage
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
4 sprigs sage, sliced
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
1 lb penne rigate
Shaved parmigiano cheese, for garnish


  1. Fill a pot with water and cook pasta until al dente. Drain water and return pasta to the pot.
  2. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large pan, bring to medium-high heat. Once hot, add sausage and cook until browned. Transfer sausage to paper towel lined plate.
  3. Drain liquids from the pan and return to the stovetop. Pour the remaining olive oil into the pan. Add garlic and onion, saute for 3-5 minutes, until the onions are tender.
  4. Add bay leaf, sage, and wine to the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes, the add chicken stock and pumpkin. Stir to combine, stirring until sauce comes to a bubble. Return sausage to the pan, reduce heat to medium-low, stir in heavy cream. Season the sauce with the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the bay leaf from sauce. Pour the sausage pumpkin sauce over the pasta in the pot. Stir together and set heat to low and simmer for about 2 minutes.
  6. Spoon pasta onto serving plates and garnish with shaved cheese.
Course: Dinner
view disclaimer
In no event shall DC Stewart Nutrition Labs, its affiliates and its third party providers be liable to you or any third parties for any illness or damages of any kind, direct or indirect, arising out of, or in any way connected with, your use of the information or recipes provided on, or accessed through, this website. Service provider, its affiliates and its third party providers disclaim any liability, loss or obligation in connection with the content provided on this website. This website, and the recipes and information on this website, are provided strictly "as is" and without warranty of any kind, and should not be construed in any way as medical advice or instruction. Consult the appropriate health professionals before using any of the recipes or information on this website.

Similar Recipes:

Rate this Recipe

See Other Recipes Like This

Easy recipes your whole family will love

Tired of loading up your shopping cart with snack foods you know aren't very healthy? We've got a simple solution to your snacking needs. View Recipes >

Prepare a Special Meal for Your Sweetheart

Worried about Valentine's Day dinner? Are you making your sweetheart a special dinner? What will you make? Here are a few recipe ideas to get you started. From main courses to a dessert and cocktail. View Recipes >