Pumpkin Pasta

Would you ever think to combine pumpkin with pasta?  I sure wouldn’t, but once I tried it, I was hooked!  My Pumpkin Pasta is delicious and a dish that I look forward to making each fall and into winter.

Pumpkin Pasta - Pasta flavored with pumpkin and both gouda and parmesan cheeses is the perfect fall meal. VirginiaSweetPea.com



Pumpkin Pasta
Recipe type: Pasta
  • 1 pound fettuccini
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced yellow onion
  • ¼ cup minced shallots
  • 1½ cups canned pumpkin (I used one can.)
  • 1 (14 oz) can chicken broth
  • 3 tsp chopped fresh thyme (I used dried thyme.)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups shredded smoked Gouda, divided
  • 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • Garnish: fresh thyme
  1. In a large stock pot, bring 4 quarts salted water to a boil over high heat. Add fettuccini, and cook according to package directions, drain well.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add yellow onion and shallot. Cook stirring frequently, for 5 – 7 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  3. Add pumpkin to pan, stirring to combine. Add chicken broth, thyme, bay leaves, salt, and pepper, stirring to combine. Simmer for 7 – 10 minutes, stirring frequently, or until sauce is thickened. Add 1½ cups Gouda, 1½ cups Parmesan, and pasta , stiffing gently to combine. Remove bay leaves. Top with remaining ½ cup Gouda an ½ cup Parmesan. Garnish with thyme leaves, if desired.
  4. I stirred only Gouda cheese into the pasta and sauce. We garnished each portion with a little bit of Parmesan.

Making the Pumpkin Pasta

Here is the sauce simmering before I added the cheese and fettuccine.

pumpkin pasta


Ready to Serve

Grate some fresh parmesan over the pumpkin pasta and serve.  Doesn’t this look like the perfect fall or winter meal?

Pumpkin Pasta - Pasta flavored with pumpkin and both gouda and parmesan cheeses is the perfect fall meal. VirginiaSweetPea.com

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  1. This looks wonderful! How was the taste? I wouldn’t have thought of putting pasta with a pumpkin sauce.

  2. heartnsoulcooking says:

    Pasta with a GREAT!!! sauce. The pumpkin and gouda sounds wonderful.

  3. Blondie's Journal says:

    It sounds strange, but I will give it a try if you like it!! 😉


  4. Oh! I can’t wait to make this…so unique and it sounds wonderful…thanks!

  5. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    You always have the best recipes. 🙂 I have her Celebrate Fall, but I don’t have the Celebrate Halloween. I didn’t know you could subscribe…have been seeing them at Costco. The Christmas one looks fab!

  6. What a terrific sauce for pasta. I love the pumpkin and gouda pairing. This sounds delicious.

  7. Oh yes, the perfect fall dish, and it looks so lovely on your beautiful dinnerware. Fruit rapture???


  8. Designs on 47th Street says:

    Thank you so much for the review! It does look DELICIOUS! I will be trying it now. ummmm…

    I did not know that about you and turkeys! hahaha!

    I just scrolled down and saw beautiful you all dressed up for the charity ball. Paula you look just gorgeous and I DO LOVE that dress! wow!! Stunning. Hey, I started doing Body Pump in mid summer. When ever will my arms look like yours???!!! 🙁

  9. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    This is an interesting recipe. I think it sounds wonderful. I’m saving this one. Sue

  10. Kristens Creations says:

    That looks wonderful! I’ve never heard of it before. You make some tasty looking things!

    You asked about the mesh…I believe I used 3 bolts of 10 yds. I didn’t cut it, just weaved it in and out. Thanks for your sweet compliments!! Kristen

  11. Oh my…how yummy!!!I am definitely trying this…the flavor combo sounds amazing!!!

    Thanks for the tip about the magazine…I am going to try it too;)!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  12. I’ve wanted to try pumpkin pasta! This sounds so great! Pinning!

  13. That sounds pretty yummy. I love pumpkin.

  14. Paula this looks great, I love to cook with pumpkin. Thanks for linking to DIY Sunday showcase.

  15. Paula, it really does look delish. I’m not sure I would ever think it would taste delish though. I’m def. going to have to try to make it this fall. I love pumpkin pie and pumpkin pancakes and have recently been adding pumpkin to my protein shakes and love them so I’m guessing I would love pumpkin pasta. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Paula, I’ve never made pumpkin pasta, so I will have to try this. It looks amazing!

  18. It looks yummy. Pinning and will give it a try! Dropping in from Through-back Thursday link-up.

  19. Yum! That sounds delicious! I never make anything with pumpkin besides pie, but I always think about it.

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