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Pumpkin and Bacon Pasta

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This Pumpkin and Bacon Pasta Recipe is a deliciously creamy pumpkin pasta sauce with bits of bacon for extra flavor.

pumpkin and bacon pasta on a platter

It was only in recent years that I have fully appreciated the idea of seasonally eating. Living in California, we are lucky in regards to having all sorts of fruits and veggies available to us throughout the year. With such luck, we often over look the actual times things are at their peak in flavor or in their actual season to grow. Paying more attention to this, I am recognizing the fun of eating things in season rather then year round. It offers something to look forward to and it also has us enjoying them when the flavor is at their very best. This pasta is a savory one with a creamy pumpkin sauce and bits of salty bacon. It is an excellent alternative to the standard macaroni and cheese.

What You Will Need To Make This Pumpkin Pasta With Bacon

1 tbsp flour

6 slice good quality bacon

1 1/2 cups of cream

1 tsp sea salt

2 garlic cloves

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 lb package of penne pasta (of your favorite pasta)

Directions

Begin by cutting up the bacon into bite size pieces. In a large stock pot also begin heating up your water for the pasta. Next, heat a large skillet up and begin cooking the bacon. Remove the bacon when crispy. Set it aside. Sprinkle the flour over the hot oil and mix it around the pan. Slowly pour in the cream and add the pumpkin. Add the chopped garlic, cinnamon and salt.

Then allow the mixture to simmer allowing it to thicken up. When thickened up. give the sauce a taste. Add any additional salt you may want. Set the sauce aside. Cook the pasta in the hot water according to the package directions. When ready strain the pasta and place back inside the stock pot. Pour the sauce over the pasta in the stock pot. Add 3/4 of the bacon to the pot and stir the contents until fully incorporated. Pour the pasta onto a serving platter and garnish with the remaining bacon.

pumpkin and bacon pasta on a white platter

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pumpkin and bacon pasta on a white platter

Pumpkin and Bacon Pasta

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

a pasta dish of creamy pumpkin sauce with bacon

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups of cream
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 6 slices of good quality bacon
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp flour

Instructions

    1. Begin by cutting up the bacon into bite size pieces. In a large stock pot also begin heating up your water for the pasta.
    2. Next, heat a large skillet up and begin cooking the bacon.
    3. Remove the bacon when crispy. Set it aside.
    4. Sprinkle the flour over the hot oil and mix it around the pan.
    5. Slowly pour in the cream and add the pumpkin. Add the chopped garlic, cinnamon and salt.Then allow the mixture to simmer allowing it to thicken up.
    6. When thickened up. Give the sauce a taste. Add any additional salt you may want. Set the sauce aside.
    7. Cook the pasta in the hot water according to the package directions. When ready strain the pasta and place back inside the stock pot.
    8. Pour the sauce over the pasta in the stock pot. Add 3/4 of the bacon to the pot and stir the contents until fully incorporated.
    9. Pour the pasta onto a serving platter and garnish with the remaining bacon.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

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