Rating: 4.5 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This dish was extremely tasty. I wanted a dish that could be made ahead of time and heated in the oven, but also remained saucy. Good company dish!


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Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr
1 hr 10 mins
1 9x13-inch baking dish


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.

  • Place porcini mushrooms in a bowl and add enough water to cover; soak until mushrooms have rehydrated. Drain water from mushrooms and reserve water. Chop mushrooms.

  • Cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly and slice on the diagonal.

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add sage and nutmeg and stir. Transfer onion mixture to a bowl; add chopped mushrooms and sausage. Mix in reserved soaking water, pumpkin, Gruyere cheese, cream, salt, and pepper.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain and mix pasta into pumpkin sauce. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan and top with Parmesan cheese. Cover pan with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Chicken broth can be used in place of the water from mushrooms, if desired. Add broth or cream if sauce is too thick.

Substitute 8 ounces fresh mushrooms for the dried, if desired. Add them in step 4, after cooking the onion and garlic.

Nutrition Facts

560 calories; protein 24.5g; carbohydrates 54.2g; fat 28.2g; cholesterol 73.4mg; sodium 803.9mg. Full Nutrition