This is a yummy pasta dish using the last of the season’s best: PUMPKIN! And it is so easy. This could also be a wonderful side dish on your Thanksgiving table. Make the sauce and pour it over orzo for a rice like side dish. Or serve it over mini shells and let the sauce get stuck inside. This dish is kid approved with two thumbs up! Enjoy!
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. flour
1 C. chicken broth
1 C. milk
1/2 C. canned pumpkin (unsweetened)
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 C. parmesan
In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter and mix with the flour to make a roux. Add in the chicken broth and whisk until well combined. Then add in the milk and do the same. You should have a creamy looking sauce. Add the pumpkin, nutmeg, and parmesan cheese. Mix together until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. The sauce should have a thick and creamy consistency, kind of like Alfredo sauce. Pour it over your favorite cooked pasta and enjoy!