Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pasta

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pasta

This is a fun, autumn twist on marinara sauce and is a nice vegetarian recipe that is naturally lower in fat than other pumpkin pasta recipes.

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pasta
Pumpkin Pasta
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 413 kcal
Author: Kim Maes
  • 1 (16-ounce) box gluten-free elbow or penne noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • ½ large onion , diced
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh sage, divided
  • ¾ cup milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt, plus more for the water
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • cup roughly chopped pine nuts, optional
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  1. Cook pasta to al dente. Drain, reserving about ½ cup pasta cooking water
  2. In a medium-sized skillet, sauté garlic and onion in olive oil for 3-5 minutes. Add half the sage and heat for another minute. Reduce heat to low and add milk and pumpkin. Stir gently to combine ingredients. Allow mixture to simmer until flavors are well combined, about 8-10 minutes. Add salt and pepper, stir to combine, and remove from heat.
  3. Add cooked pasta and reserved pasta water. Add pine nuts (if using) and top with the remaining sage and the grated Parmesan (if desired).
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 335mg 14%
Potassium 174mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 97.3%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 11.5%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

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