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Spiced Chicken Sausage Pumpkin Pappardelle is hearty, cozy and full of delicious, warming fall flavors that will keep you coming back for more.

Pumpkin Pasta Sauce with Sausage

Pumpkin Pasta Sauce with Sausage is mixed with Pappardelle -- it's hearty, delicious and makes for an ideal fall meal. Pumpkin pasta sauces add comfort and warmth, and are perfect for the season.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword comfort food recipes for fall and winter, pumpkin dishes, unique pasta recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Calories 515 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein



  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until it's al dente. (Al dente means "to the tooth." The pasta should be tender, but with a bite to it.) Drain the pasta, toss with a bit of olive oil, cover and set aside.

  2. Drizzle just a bit of olive oil on the bottom of a large sauté pan (about 12-inch). Place the pan over medium heat and squeeze the sausages from their casings into the pan. Break up the pieces with a wooden spatula and sauté just until cooked through, about 7 minutes. Add the cooked sausage to a bowl and set aside.

  3. Add the onions and garlic to the same pan over medium-low heat, adding a bit more oil if they begin to stick. Sauté, mixing often, until the onions are soft and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes.
  4. Return the cooked sausage to the pan and add the sage, cinnamon and chili paste. Mix and sauté for another few minutes to blend the flavors.
  5. Turn the heat to high and add the sherry. Use a flat-edged spatula to scrape the bottom of the pan -- to bring anything that's stuck back into the mixture.
  6. Add the chicken stock and pumpkin and stir until blended. Turn the heat to low, simmer for 5 minutes and then season to taste with salt and pepper.

  7. Add the cooked Pappardelle to the pan and gently mix until it's well coated with all of the ingredients. Let this cook on low heat just to be sure the pasta is hot, about 4 minutes.
  8. Serve!