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Pumpkin Pasta in Serving Dish
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Pumpkin Sage Pasta

Pumpkin Sage Pasta will soon become a family Autumn favorite, as it's tasty, healthy and easy to prepare!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian
Keyword: Fall
Servings: 4 people
Author: Belgian Foodie



  • 350 g pasta Pappardelle or Tagliatelle (dried)

Pumpkin Sauce

  • 300 g pumpkin puree 1 2/3 of this amount raw
  • 150 g ricotta cheese
  • 6 sage dry leaves (crumbled).
  • 50 g Parmesan grated
  • 25 g Pecorino cheese grated
  • black pepper or white pepper
  • salt


Cook Pasta

  • Boil water to cook dry. Typically put 1 liter (approximately 1 quart) of water per 100 g of dry pasta to be cooked. Cook the pasta according to instructions. Drain the pasta in a colander and reserve about 1/4 cup of the water for the pumpkin sauce if needed.
  • While cooking the pasta, prepare the Pumpkin-Sage Sauce.

Pumpkin-Sage Sauce

  • Remove skin from pumpkin and cut into cube size pieces. Put the pumpkin pieces in a pot with the water. Put the pot over a medium flame and cover. Continue to cook 12 to 15 minutes or until the pumpkin can be pureed with a fork. Check every few minutes that there is a little water on the bottom of the pot. Add a little water if needed.
    Fresh Cut Pumpkin
  • Break down the pumpkin with a fork or wooden spoon. Stir until fairly smooth, but no need to be totally smooth. Italian usually serve Pappardelle or Tagliatelle pasta with a rustic or chunky sauce.
  • Reduce the heat to low, add the crumbled sage leaves and the ricotta cheese. Stir further until blended. Cook gently about 2 minutes over low heat.
  • Remove pot from stove. Add the grated cheese and stir until blended. If the sauce needs more liquid, add a little of the water used to cook the pasta. The pasta water will help the sauce adhere to the pasta as well as give you the consistency that you need. Add salt and pepper according to taste and add a little more sage if needed.


  • Pour the pumpkin sauce over the cooked pasta (after drained of course). Serve with some additional grated Parmesan cheese on the side for your guests to add to their plate. Enjoy!
    Pumpkin Pasta in Serving Dish Fork


If you do not like sage, try with another dried herb, such as thyme.


Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Sage Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 624mg27%
Potassium 406mg12%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.