Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo

Pumpkin Alfredo
I love spring, I do.  I love it enough to look past the bugs, random downpours, and face-melting heat and instead focus on the big picture: the PRODUCE!  
I still, however, have a stocked pantry with some not-so-spring-y essentials, and darlings, I’m not parting with pumpkin anytime soon.  This one-pot-wonder is quick, easy, and can be whipped up without dirtying a ton of measuring spoons and bowls.  After making this for lunch and dinner today I knew I had to add it to ze blog.  
creamy pumpkin alfredo sauce with spinach
Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo 

What’s in it?
organic canned pumpkin
homemade or store bought alfredo sauce
freshly grated parmesan cheese
salt, pepper, and garlic powder
fresh spinach
pasta
Get Cooking!
Boil your pasta as per usual, drain, and return to pot.  Add a handful or two of fresh spinach, equal parts pumpkin and alfredo sauce, and a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and garlic powder and return to the burner on low heat.  Keep stirring while the spinach wilts and give the sauce a few minutes to get nice and hot.  Taste, adjust seasoning and sauces to match your taste buds “happy place” and top with a sprinkle of sharp n’ savory parmesan cheese.
creamy pumpkin alfredo sauce with spinach

So… How was it?

This cheesy, pumpkin-y pasta was the perfect way to curb the craving!  Normally when I’m aching for pumpkin, I toss a can into a batch of chocolate chip muffins, but I was determined to stick with savory eats today.  Mission accomplished =)
Have you guys tried pumpkin with spinach before? 
 It was a last minute addition and I’m absolutely loving the combo!

Comments

  1. Sprint2theTable says

    I ove pumpkin with ANYTHING.  Of course I’ve tried it with spinach… in my smoothies. :)

    Past next time though! :)

  2. Kim Bee says

    Great pasta, very unique with spinach in it. I think my hubby would love this one. I’ve  never tried pumpkin in a pasta yet. Very cool idea.

  3. says

    I was just looking at the 4 cans of pumpkin till in my cabinet.  Hoarder side wants to save them for a just in case moment next fall but my pumpkin lover side screams use me now. This looks delicious.  Throw some asparagus on the side and call it a spring dish.

  4. says

    Holy crap, that looks awesome. I think I have to try GF for a while (boo!), and this looks like a great way to disguise the taste (and texture?) of GF pasta.

    Also, btw, we went nuts making wonton mini quiches over the weekend, and they were sooooo goooood! (I know, not GF, but I am totally resisting!) :-)

  5. says

    Hello baby – this looks freakin’ delicious! I was planning to do omlets for dinner tonight, but my mind might be changed :) I love pumpkin year round and always keep some on hand because it’s great if your pets ever suffer from any ‘gastro’ issues. My dogs <3 pumpkin as much as I do!

  6. says

    yum! I’ll never part with pumpkin :) I’ll be making pumpkin squares in the middle of july! Your pasta look sooo good! I loveee creamy pastas! I’ve never made it with pumpkin though, definitely need to try now!

  7. says

    Mmm pumpkin in the spring, I like it! I have so much left over that I bought in the fall when I worried about it not being in stock.

  8. Anna @Crunchy Creamy Sweet says

    Alfredo will always call my name :) I love this dish, Jenn! I always add spinach to pasta. YUM!

  9. MassachusEATS says

    This is totally being added to my to try list as I type! Pumpkin never goes outta season at my house ;) Yummmmmmy!

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