Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Recipe

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Lisa Mixon


I came up with this recipe looking for a way to use my canned pumpkin to create this spicy but savory sauce with a seasonal twist!


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5 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive or grapeseed oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 medium
  • 1 can(s)
    pumpkin, canned or cooked
  • 1 can(s)
    minced clams with juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt (or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    shallot-pepper seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    dried sage
  • 1 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1 dash(es)
    cayenne pepper ( to taste)

How to Make Pumpkin Pasta Sauce


  1. Add Oil to saucepan, and heat. Add onion and garlic and cook till tender.
  2. Add minced clams and juice to pot. Let simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in pumpkin, spices and salt. Simmer for 10-15 minutes till liquid reduces slightly. For a smooth sauce, blend in a pot with hand blender until desired consistency is achieved.

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About Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta, Seafood, Pizza
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Wheat Free
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #pumpkin

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