By Vicky McDonald

Whether you have fresh pumpkin puree, leftover canned pumpkin, or just a glut of pumpkin seeds, we've got lots of ideas to transform that pumpkin into a scrumptious pasta dinner.

1. Savory Pumpkin Pasta SauceThis lightly spiced sauce comes together in 20 minutes, and makes a simple and tasty supper with your favorite pasta.

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2. Pumpkin Ravioli with Hazelnut Cream SauceThese homemade pumpkin ravioli take some time to put together, but the end result is restaurant-quality.

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3. Pumpkin Alfredo SauceCould this be your new favorite alfredo sauce? Try it, and see -- it's ready in the same amount of time it takes to boil the pasta.

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4. Penne with Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Pumpkin SauceThis filling penne pasta casserole is packed with meaty sausages and mushrooms, and makes for a hearty family dinner.

5. Creamy Pumpkin SauceThis creamy pasta sauce is yet another great way to make use of leftover canned pumpkin puree.

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6. Pumpkin Seed PastaToasted pumpkin seeds make this pasta dish distinctively nutty and make it extra nutritious too.

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7. Pumpkin Lobster Mac and CheeseThis gourmet recipe takes some time to prep, but it's a real show-stopping casserole for a dinner party.

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8. Chicken and Pumpkin LasagnaAlthough this recipe calls for a can of pumpkin soup, most reviewers found it was even tastier with a can of pumpkin puree or mashed cooked pumpkin.

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9. Halloween PastaThis spooky looking pasta has lots of healthy beans and veggies, and is the perfect fuel for your little ghouls on Halloween night.

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