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You will love this pumpkin pasta sauce with cinnamon and crunchy grilled bacon! Pumpkin just cries out for butter, sage and bacon...

Pumpkin Pasta Sauce with Crunchy Bacon

Pumpkin pasta sauce with cinnamon and crunchy grilled bacon! Pumpkin just cries out for butter, sage and bacon...

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories per serving 791 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 oz dry pasta (250 g)
  • 10,5 oz fresh pumpkin (300 g), cleaned
  • 5 fresh sage leaves sliced
  • 3 medium garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 6 slices salted bacon
  • ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cream (240 ml)
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Chop the pumpkin into small bits. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Then add the chopped onion and garlic.


  2. You will love this pumpkin pasta sauce with cinnamon and crunchy grilled bacon! Pumpkin just cries out for butter, sage and bacon...

  3. Stir fry the onion and garlic for 3 minutes. Then add the chopped pumpkin and sage.


  4. You will love this pumpkin pasta sauce with cinnamon and crunchy grilled bacon! Pumpkin just cries out for butter, sage and bacon...

  5. Stir fry for 5 more minutes. Then add half of the cream.


  6. You will love this pumpkin pasta sauce with cinnamon and crunchy grilled bacon! Pumpkin just cries out for butter, sage and bacon...

  7. Bring the pumpkin sauce to a light boil and then simmer it for another 15 minutes until the pumpkin has fallen apart. In the meantime bring a high pan filled with salted water to a rolling boil over high heat and add the pasta.


  8. You will love this pumpkin pasta sauce with cinnamon and crunchy grilled bacon! Pumpkin just cries out for butter, sage and bacon...

  9. Cook the pasta until tender and then drain it. Season the pumpkin sauce with pepper, salt and some cinnamon.


  10. You will love this pumpkin pasta sauce with cinnamon and crunchy grilled bacon! Pumpkin just cries out for butter, sage and bacon...

  11. Add the remaining cream and stir. Grill the bacon until it starts to crisp up slightly.


  12. You will love this pumpkin pasta sauce with cinnamon and crunchy grilled bacon! Pumpkin just cries out for butter, sage and bacon...

  13. Slice the bacon up and add it to the pumpkin sauce (keep some for garnish if you like).


  14. You will love this pumpkin pasta sauce with cinnamon and crunchy grilled bacon! Pumpkin just cries out for butter, sage and bacon...

  15. Add the drained pasta to the sauce and stir well. Then transfer the pasta onto plates. Garnish with extra crunchy bacon, sage or grated parmesan cheese.


  16. You will love this pumpkin pasta sauce with cinnamon and crunchy grilled bacon! Pumpkin just cries out for butter, sage and bacon...