Easy Pumpkin Alfredo penne pasta is creamy, savory and tastes amazing. Best of all it only takes a few short minutes to make!
I have a confession to make — I’m not a fan of Alfredo sauce, which is strange, considering this recipe is basically a different version of that classic white sauce. When it comes to serving pasta, the Hubs is one who really, truly loves Alfredo sauce, while I really prefer marinara sauce. Fettuccine Alfredo is his all-time favorite meal, and he always requests it on his birthday. And unlike me, he’s definitely not a fan of pumpkin. So, I guess you could say that this pumpkin Alfredo is the perfect compromise. It’s a dish we can both agree on, and it’s like the best of both worlds for us.
I used to rely on jarred sauce whenever I made any kind of Alfredo pasta, but it’s actually super easy to make your own. And when I found out how easy it is to make homemade Alfredo sauce, I was hooked.
This recipe is slightly different, since you’re adding pumpkin, but the flavor isn’t that strong. I also add some pumpkin pie spice, just to enhance that amazing pumpkin taste, as well as some dried sage.
How to Make Easy Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta
Easy Pumpkin Alfredo
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream or half and half
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon sage
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound cooked Pasta
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter, and gently stir in the cream.
- Add the pumpkin puree, Parmesan cheese and spices, and stir until completely blended.
- If the sauce seems too thick, you can add more cream or pasta water to thin it out.
- Stir in your favorite cooked pasta, and serve right away.
And if you happen to have some fresh basil or sage on hand, definitely chop a few leaves up for garnish!
We sometimes serve this easy pumpkin Alfredo with either chicken or Italian sausage, and sometimes, we just serve it as is. Either way, it’s a family favorite and something that we all enjoy, which is rare!
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