This cozy bowl of vegan pumpkin sage pasta is becoming one of my favorite fall dishes. Made with a rich and creamy pumpkin sauce, crispy sage leaves, and toasted pecans! Every bite is fall in your mouth, and it’s the coziest, creamiest dish that comes together in under 30 minutes.
This recipe is something I created at the start of 2020, yes, during the pandemic. So, the goal was to create pantry staple meals, and guess what stood out to me? Pumpkin puree and pasta.
It definitely wasn’t a time for any pumpkin dessert, so I went for the savory route. Straightaway, I created the most basic recipe, and it was really delicious. But I knew that later on, I would want to enhance it with better ingredients. Here we are, two years later, with the most delicious vegan pumpkin sage pasta recipe ever! Who knew you could make a delicious and easy meal with pumpkin and pasta?
Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve a cup of pasta water before you drain it out.
In a large saute pan, heat oil and cook the sage and pecans until the sage leaves are crispy and the pecans are toasted.
Carefully remove them from the pan and onto a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
Reduce the heat and saute the garlic and diced shallots. Add in the dried herbs and chili flakes and cook for about 30 seconds.
Then add in the pumpkin puree, reserved pasta water, paprika, nutmeg, and salt and pepper.
Add the cooked pasta, and top it off with the crispy sage and toasted pecans, stir to combine. Serve and enjoy!
The only tip that I have for you is before you start cooking, have all your ingredients measured, cut, diced, etc. This will keep the process go by quickly and smoothly. This is actually a French term, called mise en place (meez ahn plahs), meaning “putting in place” or “gathering”.
Having your ingredients and workstation prepared, makes the cooking process go by smoothly and quickly. So don’t skip this step!
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