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Autumn Pumpkin Pasta

This autumn pumpkin pasta is a perfect celebration of hearty fall flavors, and is certain to be a crowd-pleaser at your holiday table!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -6

Ingredients

The Pasta

  • 1 Lb Pasta of Your Choice

The Sauce

  • 2 Shallots Chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Sauté
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree Canned or Homemade
  • 1/2 Cup Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • 3-4 Large Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt or more to taste

The Rest of the Pasta

  • 1-2 Handfuls Arugula
  • Lots of Fresh Cracked Pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, chop the shallots and mince the garlic.
  3. When pasta is done cooking, remove from heat and drain water. Then, put the pasta back in the pot and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil (to prevent the pasta from sticking together).
  4. Then, bring a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil in a sauté pan to medium-high heat. Add the shallots, and sauté for about ten minutes, until shallots have softened.
  5. Then, reduce heat to medium and add minced garlic. Sauté until the garlic is JUST browned (it cooks quickly - be careful not to burn!!)
  6. Once garlic is slightly browned, add in diced tomatoes and sauté for about five minutes, to let the flavors really mix.
  7. Then, add tomato/shallot/garlic mixture to a blender with pumpkin purée, basil leaves, salt, and pepper. Blend on high until everything is smooth and creamy.
  8. Pour the pumpkin sauce over the pasta and mix completely. If desired, add in 1-2 handfuls of arugula for a nice peppery flavor.
  9. Serve pasta in bowl, with lots of extra fresh cracked pepper on top.
  10. Enjoy!