Creamy Pumpkin Sauce


This pumpkin sauce is great over pumpkin dishes or some cheese ravioli!

close up view of pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce, garnished with cinnamon and fresh sage, on a white plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 teaspoons oil

  • 1 shallot, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup light cream

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1 cup chicken broth, or more as needed

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh thyme


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir shallots until soft, about 10 minutes. Add butter and allow to melt. Whisk flour into butter mixture until incorporated. Stir cream, salt, and cinnamon into butter mixture and continue whisking until incorporated, about 2 minutes.

  2. Mix pumpkin and 1/2-cup chicken broth into cream mixture, adding more broth, 1/4 cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Simmer sauce until desired consistency is reached, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir sage and thyme into sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

119 Calories
10g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 119
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 247mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 126mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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