Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta
Homemade Cheesy and Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce served over pasta makes the perfect fall dinner dish that your whole family will love.
I have good news for you. Your Thursday just got a heck of a lot better. Welcome to your new favorite pasta dish for the fall! Yes, I know I’m getting ahead of myself. This Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta will definitely win you over like it did with my family.
I love a creamy pasta dish like this one. Soft noodles swimming in a pumpkin cream sauce for the win. This dish is meatless, refreshing, cheesy and comforting. It is the perfect dish for curling up in a blanket by the fire after a long, cold week.
This Pumpkin Alfredo dish I’m sharing with you today is an easy, no-fuss dish you can make right at home. I have already made it several times so you can trust me that this is worth your while. It’s also on the cheaper side to make and quick for a weeknight meal. It contains simple ingredients and the sauce is SO great that you can use it in a variety of creative ways. This pumpkin Alfredo sauce renders a smooth, rich coating on the pasta and the pepper adds some spark to the richness of the sauce. The flavors in this sauce are just perfection.
This Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta is not exactly a dish that Mr. Wishes is begging for. In fact, I’m pretty sure that the last time I made it for him, it was long before we had our daughter and he very nicely said “uh, I don’t really like pumpkin sauce with pasta.” BUT it grew on him. He still doesn’t like it as much as my Chicken Bellagio, but he can deal.
I, on the other hand, love a creamy pasta dish like this one. Soft noodles swimming in a pumpkin cream sauce for the win. This dish is meatless, refreshing, cheesy and comforting. It is the perfect dish for curling up in a blanket by the fire after a long, cold week.
If you are not a fan of pumpkin but like a creamy pasta dish, try my One Pot Creamy Jalapeño Popper Pasta. This dish has a bit of a kick to it, but in a perfectly perfect way. You can also take a look at my Philly Cheesesteak Pasta because, cheese and pasta are life.
Serve this Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta with a side of fresh broccoli or cauliflower if you make it (and you really should). Enjoy!
- 12 ounces of noodles (I use linguine or fettuccine)
- 2 Tablespoon butter (unsalted)
- 2 shallot, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream (can use half and half)
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded (plus more for garnishing)
- ½ cup white cheddar cheese, grated
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Melt butter over medium heat in a sauce pan. Add minced shallots and garlic and sauté for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add pumpkin puree, nutmeg and ginger to pan and stir to combine.
- Add milk and cream to the pan and stir to combine.
- Raise heat and cook until mixture just begins to boil. Keep stirring occasionally so it doesn't burn at the bottom.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5-7 minutes. Mixture should begin to thicken and slightly reduce.
- Stir in cheeses and season with salt and pepper.
- Spoon sauce over noodles, garnish wish some extra Parmesan, and serve immediately.
Now this looks like a delicious bowl of comfort food! Take Care
I love your Christmas tree pride. Go, you! 😀 And this looks SO creamy!
I love Alfredo sauce but the idea of pumpkin Alfredo sauce seriously blows my mind. This looks amazing!
Mmmmm. Pumpkin Alfredo sounds wonderful!
I love the creamy goodness!
I’m not judging! I keep asking my family when can we get the decorations up! I just love the Christmas holiday so much I want it to last longer! This pasta is a family favorite as well!
I could have eaten at least servings of this over the weekend! It was cold and windy around here, and this pasta looks like comfort food at its best!
This looks RIGHT up my alleyway!!
I love alfredo sauce…and the addition of pumpkin sends this completely over the top! Looks amazing!
Oh yes, I’m loving the idea of a creamy alfredo infused with pumpkin! I want.
Wow, does this sound great! Brilliant!
I am so with you – I think we should start celebrating Christmas as early as possible to make it last as long as possible – what do you think about just skipping Halloween and starting Christmas in September? 🙂
This holiday season, its nice to have quick and easy recipes like this on hand – thanks Ashley!
This is so different. I would make it!
I might make this for dinner tonight! Sounds delicious!
I think it is so fun that your Christmas tree is up already. Your Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta is so original too!
Alfredo Pasta with pumpkin; sounds fantastic.
I won’t judge you for putting up the Xmas tree early, as long as you won’t judge me for leaving the Xmas tree up until early January 🙂
I’ve been wanting to try a pumpkin type sauce for the family for a long time, haven’t yet tried it, but yours looks great!
We haven’t brought out the Christmas decorations yet, but we are diving into pumpkin dishes at every turn. This pasta dish looks like the ultimate comfort food.
This is the perfect comforting dish! It looks insanely creamy. I hate this cold weather, but I’m not mentally prepared for my Christmas decorations. Not yet anyway.
What a great pasta dish for this time of year, so comforting and healthy!
My Christmas tree would totally be up if it weren’t for my husband. 🙂 I’d eat a big bowl of this while sitting by it!
I make a pumpkin cream sauce thats similar to this and is awesome, so I just know this recipe will rock too!
Ooh, I love alfredo and adding pumpkin sounds even better!
Love the idea of using pumpkin in a cream sauce!
Delicious! I love using pumpkin to make a creamy pasta sauce.
ooo I’m judging….. totally.. haha just kidding. 😉 I’m still in the “ALL THINGS PUMPKIN” mode so this pasta is perfect!
This pasta looks fabulous, and something I never would’ve thought of Ashley! I can’t believe you put up your tree already! I am totally not judging! I am just not that organized and prepared! Hahaha!
I’m the least organized/prepared person in the world. I just make my Christmas decorations a priority 😉
I love creamy pumpkin sauce with pasta – looks fantastic! I’m holding out on the tree until the day after Thanksgiving … so for now I’m settling with watching Christmas movies! 🙂
I love everything about this….pumpkin and alfredo sauce belong together. I just never knew it!
I’m impressed that you have your tree up already. Ours seems to go up later and later each year. Love this pumpkin pasta. The combo of pumpkin, cream, cheese and spices sounds divine!
Perfectly seasoned, super filling, light and delicious! I love pumpkin, so I may be biased