Pasta with creamy pumpkin sauce


A simple, tasty and healthy recipe. This pumpkin sauce is quick and easy to prepare, creamy and dense, sweet yet salty thanks to the addition of grated parmesan cheese.

Pasta with creamy pumpkin sauce
Preparation time
Cooking time


For 1 Person(s)


  • 150 g pumpkin
  • 50 g pasta
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • salt to taste
  • nutmeg to taste
  • olive oil to taste

Pasta with creamy pumpkin sauce Directions

  1. In a saucepan boil some water, add peeled pumpkin and cook it until it becomes tender.

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  2. Boil the water with very little or no salt. Add the pasta and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  3. In a pan, pour a little oil (I put 2 teaspoons). Add the previously chopped garlic and cook for a minute. Add the pumpkin, mash it with a fork and cook for a few minutes.

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  4. Add the milk, Parmesan cheese, nutmeg then stir and cook for another minute.

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  5. If the sauce is too thick add a few tablespoons of the cooking water from the pasta (2 tablespoons in my case). Taste and add some salt if necessary.

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  6. Add the cooked pasta, sautè for another minute and serve.

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Nutrition facts

(diet, vegetarian)
Per Serving


Wednesday, 07 December 2016
My son is the pumpkin lover at my house. Must try this one! I'll let you know. - Geniece White

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