Sage Pumpkin Pasta with Spicy Sausage | Sip and Spice

Sage Pumpkin Pasta with Spicy Sausage

A creamy pumpkin pasta dish made with spicy sausage, sage and pumpkin puree.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/2 lb spicy Italian sausage
  • 1/2 lb whole wheat penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage chopped
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon vodka
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan


  1. Cook pasta according to the directions on the package.

  2. In a large saute pan, crumble the sausage and cook over medium-high heat until browned, about 8 minutes. Remove the cooked sausage to a paper towel lined plate with a slotted spoon and return the pan to the heat.

  3. Turn the burner to medium heat and add in the olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute, then add in the shallot and fresh sage. Cook for 5-7 minutes until onion is softened and fragrant.

  4. Add in the can of pumpkin and water and stir well. Let cook down for 10 minutes, then add in the pasta and vodka. Stir well, sprinkle in the parmesan and serve!