This recipe uses sausage and makes a delicious pumpkin sauce to deliver an easy and unique pasta.

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Ingredients

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

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain well.

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  • Combine the sausage, onion, and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat; cook until sausage is completely browned and onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Stir together the pumpkin puree, cream, ginger, salt, and pepper in a saucepan over medium-low heat; add the sausage mixture and stir. Simmer until heated through, about 3 minutes. Toss with drained pasta to serve.

Nutrition Facts

323.1 calories; 14.3 g protein; 38 g carbohydrates; 27.4 mg cholesterol; 769.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2007
Great recipe but I see what the prior poster meant by "unfinished." I left out the onions (hate em') and tweaked the sauce a little. I used the pumpkin and cream idea as a base and made a slightly thinner creamier sauce with sour cream and cream cheese instead of heavy cream. I also added olive oil kept the garlic plus added milk chicken stock Trader Joe's pumpkin butter crushed fennel cinnamon salt pepper and ginger to taste. The result was a creamy delicious sauce that was absolutely amazing with a rich pumpkin flavor. Ok so I tweaked the recipe a LOT but the pumpkin sauce base found here was my inspiration to build this great sauce. Served with a side of baked herb bread and a glass of Italian red wine - PRIMO! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/12/2008
I was soooo excited about this receipe...but I agree with previous reviews it definately lacks something. Tried a few suggestions from below but still wasn't quite what I was looking for. will not make again. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2007
Great recipe but I see what the prior poster meant by "unfinished." I left out the onions (hate em') and tweaked the sauce a little. I used the pumpkin and cream idea as a base and made a slightly thinner creamier sauce with sour cream and cream cheese instead of heavy cream. I also added olive oil kept the garlic plus added milk chicken stock Trader Joe's pumpkin butter crushed fennel cinnamon salt pepper and ginger to taste. The result was a creamy delicious sauce that was absolutely amazing with a rich pumpkin flavor. Ok so I tweaked the recipe a LOT but the pumpkin sauce base found here was my inspiration to build this great sauce. Served with a side of baked herb bread and a glass of Italian red wine - PRIMO! Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2007
Great recipe but I see what the prior poster meant by "unfinished." I left out the onions (hate em') and tweaked the sauce a little. I used the pumpkin and cream idea as a base and made a slightly thinner creamier sauce with sour cream and cream cheese instead of heavy cream. I also added olive oil kept the garlic plus added milk chicken stock Trader Joe's pumpkin butter crushed fennel cinnamon salt pepper and ginger to taste. The result was a creamy delicious sauce that was absolutely amazing with a rich pumpkin flavor. Ok so I tweaked the recipe a LOT but the pumpkin sauce base found here was my inspiration to build this great sauce. Served with a side of baked herb bread and a glass of Italian red wine - PRIMO! Read More
(28)
Rating: 1 stars
01/12/2008
I was soooo excited about this receipe...but I agree with previous reviews it definately lacks something. Tried a few suggestions from below but still wasn't quite what I was looking for. will not make again. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2010
Very very tasty. I took a few liberties with seasonings but mostly followed the recipe:) I used fresh ginger instead of ground and cooked it with the sausage and extra onion and garlic. Also my sausage was sage flavored. I added a dollop of sour cream to the sauce along with parsley a little ground ginger some rosemary and a bit of sage. Turned out very good thanks for the recipe! UPDATE: Made this again with turkey breakfast sausage very good! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2007
It's not bad just unfinished. It needs something and being a novice I have no idea what it could be! It's dry with just the pumpkin and the cream to make the sauce you can't taste the pumpkin and I'm definitely missing a chunky vegitable because of it. With the noodles and italian sausage it almost seems natural to add tomatoes and maybe a can of diced tomatoes is all it needs but I'd really like to see someone bring out the pumpkin flavor and create a better sauce. Until then I won't be using this recipe again! Good luck!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2008
I liked this recipie but modified it somewhat. After I sauteed the sausage onion and garlic I added chicken stock for another layer of flavor....let it reduce before adding the cream and pumkin puree....I also added freshly grated nutmeg and chopped sage at the end as well as topped with freshly grated parmasean. My husband loved the flavor but thought it was still a little thick...would thin with pasta water last minute next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2009
WE liked this. WE added white wine and sage to the sauce. Its just like Rachael Rays pumpkin penne with sage.WE will make again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2011
I had received a can of pumpkin puree in a care package from my mom and had no idea what to make since I didn't have pie crust and sure didn't feel like making some. This is similar to a Rachael Ray recipe and I kind of combined them both. I added 1/8 tsp clove 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg (it is the secrete to the sauce...don't leave out nutmeg) and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. (I think I lessened the amount of ginger because of the additional spices.) I also added dried sage 2 tsp of it. (The sage with sausage and pumpkin is amazing.) I followed Rachael Ray's idea of adding chicken stock and white wine to loosen the sauce. (2 tbls of heavy cream just isn't enough liquid for this to be a creamy sauce.) It was super tasty and I'm surprised there were left overs the way my boyfriend was eating it. I will certainly make it again with my changes. (I only gave it 4 stars because I did make a lot of changes for it to be as good as it was.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2011
Wow this was so good! I used whole wheat pasta fat free milk and I added some fresh spinach to make it healthier. I doubled the amount of garlic and cream and it was amazing can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/23/2009
OK not the best-looking dish I've ever made but it tasted good! We debated if this should be 3 stars or 4 my husband kept saying 3.5. It was decent comfort food on a night when we wanted something simple that we didn't need to go to the store for any ingredients. Happened to have sausage in the freezer and had just bought a can of pumpkin. Added white wine crushed red pepper sage a sprinkle of nutmeg and a dollop of cream cheese. It worked out OK! Read More
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