A smooth and decadent pasta meal that combines the tastes of autumn and the indulgence of a beloved Italian classic.
Recipe instructions Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta
Boil the pasta in salted water following the instructions on the package until it is tender but still firm to the bite. Save 1/2 to 1 cup of pasta water for the sauce.
In a large bowl, blend the half and half, pumpkin, maple syrup, salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
On medium heat, melt butter in a large skillet. Stir in the shallot or onion and sauté for five minutes. Cook garlic for 1 minute.
Add the pumpkin cream mixture and stir. Bring to a simmer. Add the cooked pasta and parmesan, then use tongs to coat the pasta in sauce.
To loosen the sauce, add reserved pasta if necessary.
Serve warm, topped with extra parmesan and optional fresh parsley for garnish.