Easy Pumpkin Pasta makes a hearty and comforting meal. You'll be amazed how tasty pumpkin in pasta can be!
I love one-pot meals. Nothing beats not having to clean up piles of pots and pans after cooking a delicious meal for the family. I know my husband also loves one-pot meals on the nights that he takes on the dishes. These days I typically wash dishes after dinner since his time to bond with the baby is bath time, which happens directly after dinner since we like to wear more of our food than eat it, these days.
This is the ideal dinner recipe to make this fall. You might think pumpkin and pasta don’t mix, but they totally do. And with the pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg it gives just the right amount of flavor that makes you realize that this very well could have pumpkin in it.
I didn’t tell my husband the exact name of this pasta dish. Because any time he hears the word pumpkin he turns a shoulder to it. I told him it was a creamy pasta with asparagus and green peas, and he proceeded to inhale the pasta dish. Then once he was done I said, “did you like the pumpkin sauce”? His response, “what, there was pumpkin in this!” Yes—no one will ever know!
If you have kids and want them to get more beta-carotene in their diet, try adding in a little pumpkin puree to the dish. I promise you – unless your family knows there is pumpkin in the recipe they will never “taste” it. It’s a mind game you sometimes have to play with them.
If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make one pot meal make sure you give my recipe for one-pot creamy pumpkin asparagus and green pea pasta.
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