Nestle your hands around a warm, comforting bowl of hot pasta covered in delicious pumpkin pasta sauce. It’s dairy-free and undeniably creamy.
Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Ingredients
|Pumpkin||This recipe calls for canned pumpkin. If you choose to use fresh pumpkin, make sure to puree it until it is smooth and creamy and resembles canned pumpkin.|
|Roma tomatoes||These flavorful egg-shaped tomatoes yield the perfect sweetness after roasting.|
|Cashews||Will essentially be the ingredient that acts as the cream. In order to turn these nuts into a creamy consistency, they must be soaked for at least an hour. Overnight is best.|
|Garlic||Provide a deep rich flavor we all love.|
|Onion||When roasted, onions not only add flavor but sweetness as well.|
|Nondairy milk||You may use any unflavored, unsweetened milk of choice.|
|Herbs and Spices||There is dried oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper.|
We will roast the tomatoes, garlic, and onions until they are soft and charred. This is going to add a rich depth of flavor without adding any dairy or meat products.
How to Make Pumpkin Pasta Sauce?
You are going to love how easy it is to make this pasta sauce.
- First, roast the onion, garlic, and tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Bake until nice and charred.
- Then, we will add the charred veggies to the high-speed blender along with soaked cashews, pumpkin puree, and spices.
- Finally, it’s blended until a smooth and creamy sauce forms.
See I told ya it was easy. The hardest part is wondering which type of pasta to pour it over. I chose gluten-free brown rice fusilli.
What Goes Well with Pumpkin Pasta Sauce?
Let’s say you wanted to change things up a bit. Good news for you. Try adding this pumpkin sauce to a pizza (instead of classic marinara), or use it in a healthy veggie lasagna. The options are endless!
How to Store?
Do you have leftover pumpkin sauce? Store the remaining sauce in a jar with a lid for up to 3 days.
How to reheat leftover pumpkin pasta? As the sauce cools, it will start to dry out and thicken. That’s ok. Simply, add a little bit of nondairy milk to the pan. Stir and mix until heated and creamy.
How do I make good pasta?
1.) Use a large pot that holds lots of water.
2.) Make sure the water comes to a rolling boil, not a simmer.
3.) Season the water with plenty of salt. That is the chance to season the pasta.
4.) Stir right after the pasta is dumped into the water.
5.) Remove once the pasta is al dente–make sure the pasta is not mushy (usually 10 minutes of cook time).
6.) Drain well, and serve immediately.
The Best Noodles to Eat with Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
Rigatoni — a tube-shaped pasta that varies in length. A bit larger than penne.
Fettuccine — a flat thick pasta that is long and ribbon-like.
Ravioli — stuffed with anything would taste amazing with this sauce.
Fusilli— also known as rotini, is a corkscrew-shaped pasta that nicely holds the sauce into every nook and cranny. That’s the pasta I chose (gluten-free).
The options are endless. Go on a food adventure and try a new pasta shape!
Read the recipe from start to finish. You will better understand the flow of the recipe and identify any unfamiliar words or methods.
Shop for the ingredients beforehand. When you shop ahead, you are less likely to swap out ingredients for what you don’t have, thus creating a complete recipe fail!
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- Almond Flour Pumpkin Cake Balls
- Almond Flour Pumpkin Bread (dairy-free!)
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