Favorite Fall Foods: Pumpkin Alfredo

Now that we’re in the midst of fall, it’s time to start cooking up some hearty comfort food! Nan whipped up this yummy seasonal dish and now we’re going to share this easy recipe that will take you no more than 30 minutes to prepare.

Pumpkin Alfredo

First, stock up on the essentials:

1 bag whole wheat penne pasta
1 can of pumpkin pie filling
Stick of butter
½ cup chicken broth
½ quart of cream
2 cloves of chopped garlic
Fresh parmesan cheese
Dash cinnamon
Dash black pepper
Fresh chopped parsley
Then:
Boil pasta, rinse and drain
Combine butter, garlic, chicken broth, and cream in a saucepan on medium heat
Add parmesan cheese and stir until sauce thickens
Gradually whisk in spoonfuls of pumpkin pie filling
Add in cinnamon and pepper
Sauce is done when entire mixture is blended and is thick (like alfredo!)
Add pasta to pot and mix
This fed five people, with enough leftover to make a sixth meal. I’m sure you could substitute some ingredients to make this a healthier dish… but why would you want to? It’s pasta and pumpkin pie, nothing about that screams health food. We all need to indulge once in a while…
Oh, and if you want to revive your leftovers, Nan says to throw ’em in a saucepan, add a little milk and stir on low heat. You know leftover pasta is the best. Enjoy!

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