Creamy Pumpkin Pasta For the Win

Pumpkin pasta recipe
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Pumpkin doesn’t have to be one of those foods you only eat during the fall. It’s also a great winter comfort food and this creamy pumpkin pasta is what you perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.


  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 1 15-oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Fill a pot with water and salt and wait for it to start boiling. Once it does you can include the pasta and wait for it to be done.
  2. When the pasta is done, discard the water and leave the pasta in the pot.
  3. Get a skillet and heat the olive oil. Mince the garlic and add it to the oil. Let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Pour the broth and pumpkin puree to the mix. Add the nutmeg, chili powder, kosher salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Mix all the ingredients very well together.
  5. Cover the pot and wait for it to start simmering. Let it cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. When the pumpkin sauce becomes thick, add 1/2 cup of the sauce in a bowl and mix it with the greek yogurt.
  7. Transfer the mix back to the pan and pour in the parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve the pumpkin pasta right away, topped with parmesan cheese.