Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Bake

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This is a delicious pasta casserole that my boss's wife cooked and sent with him for us all to share. It is really creamy and delicious! It does not taste at all like pumpkin!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan

Ingredients

  • 1 pound rotini pasta

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

  • 2 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.

  3. Cook and stir sausage in a skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain sausage on paper towels and reserve 2 tablespoons grease in the skillet. Add oil to grease in the skillet; cook and stir onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes in the hot oil-grease until onion is soft, about 3 minutes.

  4. Stir chicken broth, pumpkin, bacon, Italian seasoning, and salt into onion mixture; bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir cream and sausage into broth mixture and simmer until creamy and thickened, about 5 minutes. Add rotini and gently toss. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish and top with Parmesan cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and golden brown, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
20g Fat
35g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 993mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 302mg 6%

* 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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