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Penne With Pumpkin Sauce Recipe

June 13th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

Penne With Pumpkin Sauce Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/2mediumonion, chopped fine
  2. 1/2mediumred bell pepper, chopped fine
  3. 2clovesgarlic, minced
  4. 2tablespoonsunsalted butter
  5. 1/2cupcanned solid-pack pumpkin(I would use a little more, but this is the amount the recipe calls for…)
  6. 1cupchicken broth
  7. 1/2cupwater
  8. 2tablespoonsheavy cream
  9. freshly gratednutmeg, to taste
  10. 1/2lbpenne pasta
  11. 3tablespoons mincedfresh parsley leaves
  12. parmesan cheese, freshly grated,as an accompaniment

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large skillet cook the onion, bell pepper and garlic in the butter over moderate heat, stirring, until the vegetables are softened.
  2. Stir in the pumpkin, broth, water, cream, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Simmer the sauce, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  4. While the sauce is simmering, in a kettle of boiling salted water, boil the penne until it is al dente.
  5. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water and drain penne well.
  6. Add the penne to the sauce and cook the mixture over moderate heat, stirring and thinning with reserved water if needed, for 1 to 20 minutes or until pasta is well coated.
  7. Stir parsley into pasta and serve with parmesan cheese, as desired.
  8. Enjoy!

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