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Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Recipe

The right amount of pumpkin makes this a delicious sauce that is versatile.
Course Pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta sauce, pumpkin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Eric Samuelson



  • The sauce begins with a roux. Melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Then add the flour. Whisk together and cook until the flour has cooked.
  • Cook the roux until it has taken on a nice tan color, but don't let it get too dark.
  • Add the chicken stock and the milk.
  • Bring to a boil. Allow to boil for one minute.
  • Add the pumpkin puree and cheese. Return to a boil and then simmer until desire thickness. If it is too thick, then add a little bit of water at a time until right.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in some fresh chopped sage. Add kosher salt and paper to taste.


The time to takes depends a lot on the moisture level in your pumpkin puree. Homemade puree can vary depending on the type of pumpkin, the size, and how long you cooked it.