Ravioli with Pumpkin Vodka Sauce and Sausage
Pumpkin recipes don't always need to be sweet to be delicious, and the proof is in the pumpkin vodka sauce.
- 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
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 butter, garlic, and 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.
Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
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.
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.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 894mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 1.4mg