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Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage

Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage is proof positive that serving pumpkin for dinner is always a winner!

Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage is a proof positive that serving pumpkin for dinner is always a winner! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Pumpkin recipes don’t always need to be sweet to be delicious, and the “proof” is in the pumpkin sausage vodka sauce.

Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage is hearty, savory, and full of the delightful colors and flavors of autumn.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage is available near the end of this post. 

Pumpkin recipes don't always need to be sweet to be delicious, and the "proof" is in the pumpkin sausage vodka sauce.  Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage is hearty, savory, and full of the delightful colors and flavors of autumn. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The list of ingredients for making this Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage is as follows;

  • Italian sausage (bratwurst would also be a great choice)
  • garlic
  • canned pumpkin puree
  • beef stock (chicken stock will also work)
  • butter
  • grated nutmeg
  • vodka
  • Greek yogurt 
  • fresh sage
  • frozen ravioli (I used a cheese variety)
  • salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese

Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage is a proof positive that serving pumpkin for dinner is always a winner! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Do I have to use vodka in the sauce?

  • No! It’s completely optional. The flavor of vodka is minimal, and because the sauce is simmered after the vodka is added the alcohol content burns off so it’s definitely safe for the kiddos to eat. If you do decide not to use the vodka, add ¼ cup extra stock to the sauce to compensate.

How long will this dish take from start to dinner?

  • Less than 30 minutes, for sure.
  • While the pasta water is boiling, brown the sausage.
  • And while the ravioli is cooking, complete the sauce.
  • Dinner is served.

I’ll walk you through the easy steps for making Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage. Let’s begin;

  • Bring water and salt to a boil in a large pasta pot.
  • While the water is coming to a boil, brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the canned pumpkin puree to the browned sausage along with the stock.
  • Stir well.

How to make Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage photo tutorial. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • Add the grated nutmeg into the pumpkin sausage sauce along with the Greek yogurt.
  • Stir well and bring to a simmer.

How to make Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage photo tutorial. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • Turn the heat off under the pan and add the vodka.
  • Stir well.
  • Drain the ravioli, reserving approximately ½ cup of the pasta cooking water to thin the pumpkin sausage vodka sauce to your preferred consistency if desired.

How to make Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage photo tutorial. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • To serve, toss the drained ravioli into the pumpkin sausage vodka sauce, or spoon the sauce over the drained pasta.
  • Garnish with fresh sage leaves (optional) and a liberal sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Sausage Vodka Sauce. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

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Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Pumpkin recipes don't always need to be sweet to be delicious, and the "proof" is in the pumpkin sausage vodka sauce.  Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage is hearty, savory, and full of the delightful colors and flavors of autumn. 
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Easy Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American Comfort Food
Servings 6
Calories 369 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 6 cups water seasoned with salt
  • 2 10 ounce packages frozen ravioli
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups beef stock or broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • ¼ cup vodka
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt plain
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves minced
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese shredded or grated

Instructions
 

  • Bring water and salt to a boil in a large pasta pot. 
  • While the water is coming to a boil, brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the canned pumpkin puree to the browned sausage along with the stock. Stir well.
  • Add the grated nutmeg into the pumpkin sausage sauce along with the Greek yogurt. Stir well.
  • Turn the heat off under the pan and add the vodka. Stir well and simmer.
  • Drain the ravioli, reserving approximately ½ cup of the pasta cooking water to thin the pumpkin sausage vodka sauce to your preferred consistency if desired.
  • To serve, toss the drained ravioli into the pumpkin sausage vodka sauce, or spoon the sauce over the drained pasta.
  • Garnish with fresh sage leaves (optional) and a liberal sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Notes

Tools and equipment;
large pasta pot, large skillet, colander, ladle, wooden spoon, microplane (for the nutmeg, optional), measuring cups, measuring spoons, chef's knife, cutting board.
This ravioli with pumpkin sausage vodka sauce freezes well. Package in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months.
This will ravioli with pumpkin sausage vodka sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 369kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 16gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 894mgPotassium: 361mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 245IUVitamin C: 2.1mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 1.4mg
Keyword pumpkin pasta sauce, pumpkin vodka sauce
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Easy Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Sausage is a proof positive that serving pumpkin for dinner is always a winner!

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Tamm

Monday 17th of August 2020

Oh Renee, This sounds wonderful. Being allergic to tomato, I wanted a good sauce for pasta. This sounds perfect. I will have to exchange sausage for ground turkey and sage. I wonder if I can get my picky husband to eat it. If not, more for me. I want to try it on spaghetti squash. Leftover sauce will be in a jar in the frig, or a plastic container in the freezer. I am excited.

Renée

Monday 17th of August 2020

This is a sauce you will love, Tammy, and I think the exchange of turkey and sage will be delicious. Hopefully, your husband will enjoy it, but if not...his loss. LOL I also love the idea of having in on spaghetti squash. I'm going to do that now too because that sounds so yummy. Thanks for leaving me this comment, and for the wonderful rating. I really appreciate it. Take good care, Renee

Judy Havens

Saturday 19th of October 2019

This looks delicious! I really want to make it, but I need an occasion and people to share it with first, so that I won't eat it all myself! Maybe next time I visit family? I don't know when, but this will definitely be made and shared. Thank you for the recipe!

Renée

Saturday 19th of October 2019

Hi, Judy! This also freezes well so you could eat half now and freeze half for another time if you're worried you'd eat too much (just a thought), but sharing is also good! ;) Thanks for visiting and enjoy the recipe! Renee

Erin

Sunday 4th of November 2018

I made this but eliminated the vodka. I liked it but felt it needed something...not sure what. I wasn’t getting a lot of pumpkin flavor and wondered about the Greek yogurt getting in the way of the pumpkin. If I did it again I would use more garlic and nutmeg and no yogurt. Definately easy and seasonal!

Renée

Monday 5th of November 2018

Thank you for your comments, Erin. I find when you can't quite put your finger on what a dish needs, it probably needs a touch more salt. Did you try that? Adding more garlic and nutmeg is never a bad thing. Go for it! From now on, I'm going to start writing my recipes saying "season to taste before serving" at the end. Enjoy your day!

Toni | Boulder Locavore

Thursday 27th of September 2018

Love it! Such a satisfying meal!

Renée

Saturday 29th of September 2018

Thank you!

Dan from Platter Talk

Tuesday 25th of September 2018

Holy Pumpkin, Renee! Great job bringing pumpkin recipes to a new high. Even at 8:30 a.m., your stellar photos have me drooling over my keyboard. This savory dinner truly looks epic.

Renée

Tuesday 25th of September 2018

HaHaHa! I like to make people drool. Thanks, Dan!!