Easy Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

Katie Jasiewicz | Katie's Cucina

Easy Pumpkin Pasta makes a hearty and comforting meal. You'll be amazed how tasty pumpkin in pasta can be!

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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.

Easy Pumpkin Pasta Picture

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!

Easy Pumpkin Pasta

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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Easy Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Onion, Minced
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic, Minced
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 15 ounce can Pumpkin
  • 32 ounces Chicken Broth
  • 1 pound Penne
  • 10 large spear Asparagus, Large, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup Frozen Green Peas
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • pinch of Ground Cinnamon
  • pinch of Nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Parsley
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, Plus more for serving


  1. In a large skillet, add the olive oil and unsalted butter. Cook on high heat for one minute until butter is melted. Then add in the onion and garlic. Sautee on medium heat for 2 minutes until soft and golden in color.
  2. Add pumpkin puree and chicken broth to the skillet, mix well until smooth and bring to a boil. Add in the pasta, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 12 minutes with lid slightly on pot. Mix occasionally to prevent sticking. At the seven-minute mark, add in the asparagus spears and frozen green peas. Mix and place cover back on the pot.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked add in the heavy cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and fresh parsley. Stir in ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. Serve and top with more Parmesan. 


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Author: Katie Jasiewicz
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 134
Calories 451

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Sodium 786mg
Total Carbohydrate 67g
  Dietary Fiber 6g
  Sugars 5g
Protein 13g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Katie Jasiewicz

About Katie

Katie is our resident one-pot meal fanatic, but you'll find that she's passionate about every kind of food, from dinners to desserts, on her blog Katie's Cucina.

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