Cheesy Pumpkin and Sausage Pasta

Cheesy Pumpkin and Sausage Pasta

This is a comforting fall meal that can be made on weeknights, yet it is elegant enough to serve to guests. Top with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook sausage in the hot skillet, breaking it into crumbles, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Stir in onion and garlic and cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in campanelle pasta and return to a boil. Cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until firm to the bite, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Stir chicken stock, pumpkin, half-and-half, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper into the sausage mixture. Cook, stirring often, until sauce is creamy and thick, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in pasta to coat. Top with fresh sage leaves and serve.