Wednesday, September 16, 2009


My sister-in-law made me a tasty little recipe book one year for Christmas. This is one of my favorites. It is super easy and super tasty for the whole fam, which is a must.

Penne with Pumpkin Cream Sauce

  • 1 pound whole-wheat penne
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, to taste
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
  • 2 pinches ground cinnamon
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 7 - 8 leaves fresh sage, thinly sliced plus more for garnish (I omitted this, knowing my family it wouldn't have worked
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Heat water for pasta, salt it and cook penne to al dente

Heat the oil over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic to the pan, then saute for 3 minutes. Stir in chicken stock and combine with pumpkin. Stir in cream then season with hot sauce, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, 5 to 6 minutes more to thicken. Stir in sage, toss pasta with grated cheese, to taste.

Super yum. Try it out.


1 comment:

Christy said...

Wow I think I will - it does sound delicious!