Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo

This recipe is very tasty and has a light taste of pumpkin but the pumpkin is not too powerful as to make pumpkin haters not like it! This recipe is a family favorite!

Photo by Sarayna D.

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    pound (8 ounces) whole wheat fettuccine (linguine would also work)

  • 1

    generous tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1

    tablespoon flour

  • 2

    garlic cloves, pressed or minced

  • 1/2

    teaspoon finely chopped rosemary, plus more for sprinkling on top (a 3-inch sprig of rosemary should do it)

  • 2

    cups low-fat milk

  • 3

    ounces shredded mozzerella cheese

  • 1

    cup pumpkin puree*

  • pinch red pepper flakes

  • 1/8

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4

    teaspoon sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • shaved Parmesan cheese for topping

Directions

Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente (consult directions on package). Drain and set aside. Heat a 10 to 12-inch saucepan over medium heat and add butter. Once sizzling, whisk in flour and stir to create a roux, until bubbly and golden, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add in milk, rosemary and red pepper flakes. Stir constantly and increase the heat a little bit, if necessary, until the mixture begins to bubble and thicken, about 5-6 minutes. Add in mozzerella cheese, pumpkin, cinnamon, salt and pepper, whisking until smooth and thickened into a sauce. Season with additional salt (don’t be shy) and pepper to taste. Add cooked pasta to pan and toss to combine. Remove from heat and serve immediately; top each serving with a sprinkle of finely chopped rosemary (necessary), red pepper flakes (optional, if you like spice like me) and Parmesan shavings.

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