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.
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.
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.
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.