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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

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Easy Pumpkin Alfredo

By: Dee
An easy Alfredo sauce infused with savory pumpkin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound cooked Pasta
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  • 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.


Calories: 461kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 20g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 330mg, Potassium: 182mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 7550IU, Vitamin C: 2.1mg, Calcium: 241mg, Iron: 1.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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I usually serve this with penne, but any type of thick pasta works just as well. I also like to top the sauce with additional Parmesan or even mozzarella cheese right before serving.
And if you happen to have some fresh basil or sage on hand, definitely chop a few leaves up for garnish!
Pumpkin Alfredo Penne Pasta Recipe

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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  1. Marie Blackburn says:

    This sounds delicious – pinned to make soon!

  2. Dee M says:

    Thanks, Patricia. I think it's all about compromise! 🙂

  3. Sandra @ Heavenly Home Cooking says:

    What a wonderfully innovative dish! I love the beautiful color that the addition of the pumpkin puree provides. I love pasta so I'm pinning this to try later. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Dee,
    We will just love your Pumpkin Alfredo, looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  5. Patricia @ Grab a Plate says:

    How pretty, and what a flavorful, seasonal dish! You & your husband sound like me and mine! Not always in agreement on food, but somehow make it work! Nice!

  6. Dee M says:

    Thanks, Sarah. I just love anything pumpkin! 🙂

  7. Dee M says:

    I like the pumpkin taste better, but they go very well together. 🙂