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Whole Wheat Penne Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce
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This creamy, pumpkin herb sauce atop penne pasta is a satisfying seasonal meal and comes together in just 30 minutes.
  • CourseMain Dish
  • CuisineVegetarian
  • 1 lb. whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh sage, chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  1. Place a large pot of salted water on the stove for the pasta and begin heating to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and add the onion. Sauté, stirring until the onions sizzle, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for at least 10 minutes. When the onions are soft and golden, add the garlic and sage, and stir for a few seconds, until fragrant. Stir in the pumpkin, vegetable stock, wine, salt and pepper and whisk to mix. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, then reduce to medium and simmer vigorously, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes or until thickened. While the mixture is still hot, whisk in the yogurt and Parmesan cheese, then remove from heat.
  3. Drain pasta and toss with the sauce and parsley. Serve hot.
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