This Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage and Apples has all of your favorite seasonal flavors in one dish. Sausage, apples and onions stud a rich pumpkin cream sauce flecked with cinnamon and nutmeg. This mountain of deliciousness is then topped with a blizzard of Parmesan cheese, parsley and additional apple for a picture perfect presentation.
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It’s October which means everyone seems to be in full on pumpkin mode. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Upside Down Pumpkin Pie, Black Bottom No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake. Are you sensing a trend here? Most people think that pumpkin must be used only for sweets. But, alas! Not so fast! As much as you love pumpkin in dessert, you’ll love it just as much in my main dish Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage and Apples.
The inspiration for this recipe began with my monthly series with Melissa at Lulu the Baker. Each month we use the same three ingredients to create a recipe and then share them on the same day. This month, Melissa was in charge of selecting ingredients and chose pumpkin, apples and spices. Of course my thoughts immediately thought of all things sweet. Pancakes? French toast? Bread? And then I recalled a pasta I had made several years ago – as in pre-children several years ago – that had used pumpkin. The original recipe was just okay, but it was a great jumping off point for my new and improved recipe.
Be sure to checkout these Mini Pumpkin Scones with Apple Cider Glaze that Melissa made with this month’s ingredients.
My favorite pasta – rigatoni for the win! – is bathed in a sauce that screams autumn harvest. Sausage, apples and onions stud a rich pumpkin cream sauce flecked with cinnamon and nutmeg. This mountain of deliciousness is then topped with a blizzard of Parmesan cheese and I chose to take it a step further with chopped parsley and additional chopped apple. I’m telling you friends, this savory Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage and Apples is where it’s at!
Besides being insanely delicious, I also love that this Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage and Apples recipe feeds a crowd. Perfect for our growing family and it also leaves a bit leftover for mama to enjoy for lunch the next day. And I’m totally fine with that.
Looking for even more savory pumpkin recipes? I don’t blame you! I recommend you start with my Pumpkin Cream Cheese Skillet Cornbread. It would be an amazing accompaniment to this Savory Pumpkin Beer Chili. I also love the looks of this Chicken Bacon Pumpkin Gnocchi and these super easy Pumpkin and Fried Sage Flatbread.