Tuesday, September 28, 2010

pumpkin pasta

I really should work on making more recipes that look appetizing. Our friends Sara and Jonathon visited this weekend, and I made pumpkin sausage pasta* Saturday night. A few things about pumpkin sausage pasta:

It sounds kindof gross.

It looks really gross.

It tastes absolutely not gross.

Think of a basic meaty pasta sauce. You brown the sausage-- in this case turkey sausage. You saute the onion and garlic. Now replace the tomatoes with pureed pumpkin. Add some nutmeg and sage instead of oregano and basil. Let those flavors mingle. Stir in some milk to thicken. Add whole wheat pasta. Delicious.

I won't wax poetic on what this dish looks like. Just know that if you serve it with an autumn salad of spinach, pears, feta, almonds and pomegranate vinaigrette you'll be happy. Your guests will be happy. And no one will mind that the pasta looks the way it does.
I hope you like it. I made it.

*Lind, Mary Beth and Cathleen Hockman-Wert. Simply in Season. "Pumpkin Sausage Pasta." p. 212.

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