Creamy Pumpkin Rotini Pasta

Creamy Pumpkin Rotini Pasta - perfect use for canned pumpkin this fall!
Creamy Pumpkin Rotini Pasta
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Creamy Pumpkin Rotini Pasta - perfect use for canned pumpkin this fall!
Creamy Pumpkin Rotini Pasta
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4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 small white onion, grated
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
  • 2 tsp minced garlic, about 4 cloves
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 oz whole wheat rotini pasta
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Instructions
  1. In a 4-quart slow cooker, stir together the pumpkin, onion, broth, cheese, garlic, sage, salt and pepper. It will be fairly thick.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours. Once it is finished cooking, stir the cream into the sauce.
  3. Cook the rotini pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  4. Toss the hot pasta with the sauce and serve with more Parmesan cheese if desired.
Recipe Notes

Chef's Note: You can make this in a larger slow cooker if you do not have a small one. The cooking time will be less, however. Or you could put the sauce ingredients inside an oven safe dish that fits inside your slow cooker, such as pyrex, and cook it within that dish inside the slow cooker for the same amount of time. Alternatively, double the sauce and freeze the other half for a quick meal another time.

Nutrition Nuggets:

  • Pumpkin is a good source of Vitamin A. Vitamin A has many beneficial qualities such as helping to keep our skin, eyes, bones and teeth healthy.
  • Pumpkin is technically a fruit, because it contains seeds, but is commonly referred to as a vegetable. Pumpkin can be prepared in many different ways including roasting, baking, steaming and boiling. And of course pumpkin seeds are also healthy and tasty too!

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Pumpkin Rotini Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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