The combination of pumpkin, cream and bacon always makes this dish a hit in our house. Fast, simple and delicious. Enjoy!

Maria

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion until slightly tender, about 3 minutes. Add pumpkin and garlic; continue cooking for 3 minutes. Add chicken stock and nutmeg; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until pumpkin is tender, about 10 minutes more.

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  • 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 11 minutes. Drain and transfer to serving bowls.

  • Mix bacon and parsley into pumpkin mixture; cook, stirring frequently, until bacon is cooked, 2 to 5 minutes. Add cream and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes more. Spoon sauce over pasta and top with Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Note:

Adding dried hot pepper flakes takes it up a notch. The salt content in the stock is sufficient for our family - but you can adjust seasonings if desired.

Nutrition Facts

563 calories; protein 17g 34% DV; carbohydrates 60.8g 20% DV; fat 29.5g 45% DV; cholesterol 72.1mg 24% DV; sodium 605.2mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition