Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sausage Pumpkin Penne

I know it sounds a bit...different. But I was excited to try it as I was intrigued by it. We are always up for trying new things and since I'm still on my pumpkin kick and was craving sausage we gave it a go! I did not tell K what was in it first nor did I tell A. I called it orange pasta!

Sausage Pumpkin Penne-shared from Newlyweds
1 lb sausage, casings removed
1 15 oz can pumpkin
1 lb penne,cooked
1 onion, chopped
3-4 minced garlic cloves
1/2 cup half and half
1 1/2 cup broth
1/2 cup sour cream(I used cottage cheese)
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Parmesan Cheese for topping

Brown sausage and drain. Add in onion and garlic and saute for 5 mins or until tender. Whisk in broth, pumpkin, half and half, and spices. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 mins. Add in sour cream and cook for another 4 mins uncovered.

Toss pasta with sauce and serve with parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top.

**Q loved the sausage as he begged for it...I didn't give it to the boys at first as I didn't expect them to eat it. Just served them plain penne with cheese. A wouldn't try it but apparently Q would have. We both decided it was quite different and something definitely out of the ordinary, but it was very tasty!

I did use cottage cheese instead of sour cream as I didn't have any. When I looked up a sub for it they said to mix milk and cottage cheese together and puree it. I just skipped that part. You couldn't really taste or see the cheese. I thought the sauce was a bit thin at first, but attributed that to not use the sour cream to thicken it. But once it sat on the the pasta it was no longer thin.


  1. I saw this on the newlyweds too and it looks great!! I so want to try it! Thanks!

  2. So glad you tried it and enjoyed it. I love that its orange and the kiddos approved. Way to improvise.