Super Simple Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce (gf)

Last Wednesday I shared a recipe on Instagram and have never gotten so much feedback from a story. People love food, y'all! I thought I'd share the dish here - it's the perfect hearty, healthy, autumnal dish. 

I was inspired by this Paleo Hacks recipe, though I made a lot of changes to it because her sauce was trending sweet and I like mine spicyyyyyy.

Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce (gf)

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Ingredients:

  •  1 T extra virgin olive oil
  •  I small white onion, chopped
  •  1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1.5 to 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (adjust for consistency - should be sauce-like)
  •  2 T tomato paste
  •  1/2 t sea salt (adjust to preference)
  • 1/2 t black pepper (adjust to preference)
  • 1/2 t cayenne (adjust to preference)
  • 1/4 t Pepperman (or any all purpose seasoning blend of your choosing)
  • Pasta of your choice (we used this Edamame & Mung Bean Fettucine and it was delicious) 
  • Fresh, chopped basil (optional)
  • Fresh parm (optional)
  • Spinach (optional)

To make:

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in saucepan and add chopped onion. Sauté until onions are soft.
  • Add pumpkin purée, almond milk, tomato paste and all spices.
  • Let cook on low heat.
  • Begin boiling a large pot of water for pasta. Once boiling, add pasta, salt and pepper so noodles absorb the flavor. Boil until al dente (7 - 8 minutes for bean noodles) or until they are the texture you like.
  • While pasta cooks, be sure to continue stirring the sauce. Turn to a simmer if it has begun boiling. If it has gotten too thick as it has cooked, add more almond milk. 
  • Once the pasta is finished, drain in a colander. Remove the sauce from the heat.
  • Serve the sauce over pasta. Add basil, parmesan, spinach or (if you're like us!) chicken meatballs (which we bought pre-cooked and simply heated up!). 
  • Enjoy!