Sausage & Pumpkin Pasta

Dinner tonight courtesy of The Soup Diva.

The Soup Diva

This dish is autumn and comfort stirred together in a bowl, yet another recipe adapted from & inspired by our rector’s wife, Rachelle.

  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage
  • 16 oz cut pasta (I used rigatoni)
  • 1 regular can pureed pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup milk (or dairy-free substitute)
  • 1 shallot (or small onion), diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (1 1/2 tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Brown sausage and add shallot or onion and garlic, stirring until softened. Add broth and stir until no brown bits are on bottom of pan, then add seasonings and pumpkin and heat until bubbling. Reduce heat to low to allow sauce to thicken. Meanwhile, boil pasta to al dente; do not drain yet. Stir about 1/2 cup of pasta water into sauce, saving back at…

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding heart, idealist, and blogger. I'm married to Laura the Soup Diva and a dog dad to Mikey and Cody. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious, and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

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