Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin everything is where I am right now. Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cake, pumpkin creamer, pumpkin latte and now Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta!
One of my most favorite places to find everything pumpkin is Trader Joes and as you can see from the pic below I am all about it!! If you can go… GO NOW!
There was also a pumpkin kringle in there. I just CANNOT get enough pumpkin!!
Really in Pasta?
So I am a BIG, BIG pumpkin and pasta fan. My first experience with it was in a ravioli (similar to the ones I got from Trader Joe’s) and then I had it with butternut squash in a lasagna which was so good. To change it up a bit I decided to try pumpkin in a family favorite…alfredo sauce.
Alfredo is a family favorite and our recipe is a cream cheese based sauce, and for this sauce I was hoping the pumpkin would be that extra creamy piece of the sauce that would make it like the original. Please know now everything is a Pumpkin fanatic like me so this is going to be a test for sure. Fingers crossed it is going to be a hit!
A little something extra
My favorite alfredo is my Goat Cheese One Pan Alfredo so I decided to marry my families favorite and mine.
I don’t know about you but I have had my fair share of super heavy pasta dishes. You take 2 bites and your done because it is just too rich. Thankfully this pasta dish is creamy but not heavy…making it the perfect pasta for dinner tonight.
To add a little tang to the creamy pumpkin I added in a little goat cheese and a little cream cheese. If goat cheese is not your thing you can definately leave it out and only use cream cheese. Make sure and taste for seasoning as you might need a little extra salt at the end.
Just a hint…
To make this savory pumpkin pasta even better then it is already I added in just a bit of dried sage. I love sage and pumpkin together. The earthiness of the sage really helps to ground this dish. It will bring you back to all those beautiful fall memories you have of sitting around the table enjoying a dinner with family and friends.
Don’t worry there is not a ton of sage. It will not over power the dish at all, it is just a hint in the background making it the perfect dish for fall.
Bring Fall to the Table