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Pumpkin Cream Pasta with Bratuwrst
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Pumpkin Cream Pasta with Bratwurst

Pumpkin Cream Pasta with Bratwurst is a delicious way to bring pumpkin to the dinner table in a savory way!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 389kcal


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 1 pound rigatoni cooked (according to package directions), and drained (making sure to reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking liquid).
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound bratwurst removed from the casings
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can 15 ounces pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, and keep warm, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid.
  • In a large skillet over medium/high heat, brown the sausage in the canola oil, breaking up the sausage with a wooden spoon as it browns.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook until the sausage is no longer pink.
  • Stir the pumpkin purée, cream cheese, nutmeg, allspice, salt and pepper into the sausage until well blended.
  • Add the drained pasta into the sausage mixture along with 1 cup of the reserved pasta cooking liquid. Stir well to combine.
  • Spoon the pasta into a 3 quart baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese evenly over the pasta.
  • Cover the dish and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover the dish a continue baking for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve hot.


Tools and equipment:
3 quart covered casserole dish
large skillet
pasta cooking pot
wooden spoon
microplane (for grating nutmeg)
cooking spray
can opener
cutting board
chef's knife


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 719mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g