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This One Pot Pumpkin Pasta only dirties one dish and is full of healthy, delicious ingredients like whole wheat pasta, spinach, and apple chicken sausage! showmetheyummy.com #pumpkin #pasta
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One Pot Pumpkin Pasta

This One Pot Pumpkin Pasta only dirties one dish and is full of healthy, delicious ingredients like whole wheat pasta, spinach, and apple chicken sausage!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken apple sausage, fall pasta, One Pot
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 (12 oz) package chicken apple sausage sliced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (12 oz) box whole wheat penne
  • 4 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon salt + more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
  • 4 oz Spinach chopped or left whole
  • 4 oz shredded white cheddar cheese about 1 cup that’s been loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan
  • chopped pecans - use as a garnish

Instructions

  • Heat a large stock pot over medium heat. Once hot add in olive oil and coat the pan.
  • Add in the onion and sliced sausage.
  • Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Whisk in white wine, broth, milk, and pumpkin.
  • Stir in penne, garlic, and spices.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Raise heat to high and bring to a simmer.
  • Adjust heat, if necessary, and keep at a simmer for about 6-8 minutes or until the liquid has mostly absorbed and the noodles are al dente. Make sure to stir frequently.
  • Once the noodles are al dente, remove from heat.
  • Stir in parmesan, spinach, and white cheddar.
  • Stir until the cheese has fully melted.
  • Taste and season with salt, if necessary.
  • Serve immediately with a garnish of chopped pecans.

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Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1209mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 9995IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 1.8mg