It’s every girls favorite time of the year …. Pumpkin Spice Season. This recipe however, focuses more on the pumpkin and less on the spices. My recipe for Savory Pumpkin Pasta its a great dish to enjoy the fall favorite flavor. In this recipe, you will notice that I have set aside the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and broke out the garlic, ground beef and black pepper. The mixture of pumpkin and tomato sauce may seem a little strange but I can assure you that they complement each other very very well. Meanwhile the evaporated milk helps add some creaminess to the sauce and helps to smooth it out a bit. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised with how much you enjoy this dish. Not to mention it is so easy to prepare, that you may find yourself enjoying this Pumpkin Pasta all year round.
Penne Pasta 2 cups
Kosher salt 1 tablespoon
Avocado Oil 1 tablespoon
Ground Chuck 8 ounces
Onion, chopped 1/2 cup
Kosher salt 1/4 cup
Evaporated Milk 1/2 cup
Pumpkin Puree 1/2 cup
Tomato Sauce, good quality 3/4 cup
Brown Sugar 1 tablespoon
Paprika 1 tablespoon
Worchestershire Sauce 1 tablespoon
Kosher Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Granulated Garlic 1/4 teaspoon
Black Pepper 1/4 teaspoon
Dry Oregano 1/4 teaspoon
Frozen Peas 1/2 cup
Fresh Basil, chopped 4 – 6 leaves
Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated or shaved as needed
Fresh Cracked Black Pepper as desired
Chef’s Tips: Swap out the penne pasta for gluten free pasta for a lighter more dietary friendly meal.
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