This Easy Pumpkin Pasta will Become Your Weeknight Fave

April 8, 2019

Pumpkin Pasta

Creamy, comforting, and easy: 3 words that describe this dynamic and delicious dish.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 3 ingredients, creamy, easy, pasta, pumpkin
Author Clara Gione


  • 1 pound whole wheat short pasta such as penne, rigatoni, fusilli, or shells
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt divided, plus more
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup pure pumpkin purée
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper divided, plus more


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to boil.
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain pasta and reserve 1 cup of cooking water.
  3. In a skillet, bring heavy cream to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook until cream is reduced by half.
  4. Stir in pumpkin puree, salt, and pepper.
  5. Toss in pasta and reserved water, stirring to coat. Cook pasta for 2 minutes, or until it has absorbed the sauce.
  6. Serve and enjoy! 😀

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