Pumpkin Fettuccine with Crumbled Italian Sausage

Nothing screams fall quite like pumpkin spice! This is my favorite savory pumpkin dish that my family raves about. ¬†If you have never had pumpkin pasta before, this recipe is a life changer ūüôā

Servings

4

Ready In:

2hrs 45min

Calories:

610

Good For:

Lunch & Dinner

Introduction

About this Recipe

By: Kelli South I am seriously OBSESSED with making pasta and this one I am the most proud of! I have been handmaking pasta for the past few years now and my favorite thing to do is create seasonal organic pasta flavors.  This is definitely the fall favorite!
Ingredients

1/2 lb Italian sausage, crumbled

5 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp rosemary leaves 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp olive oil ***4 oz goat cheese, OPTIONAL salt & black pepper to taste 1/3 box Kelli South’s Pumpkin Spice Fettuccine (or 1/3 box of pumpkin pasta), cooked to pasta directions

The reason why pumpkin spice works so well with fall flavors is because it is literally made of fall flavors; cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger (only sometimes actual pumpkin is added).  I like to use those spices in my pumpkin recipes I create so that way I know they flavors will marry together.  That is why I love pumpkin and Italian sausage!  The herbs in the sausage; fennel, rosemary, thyme, oregano, all have that warmth like pumpkin spice has.

Goat cheese is my little add on for this dish! The goat cheese gives the dish a tangy freshness.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Heat olive oil in a small sauté pan on medium heat.  Once pan is hot, add crumbled Italian sausage.  Fully cook sausage on both sides, browning and crisping the outside (about 7min).  Once fully cooked, take the sausage out of the pan and let it rest on a paper towel to absorb excess grease.  Drain leftover oil out of pan.

Step 2

Return pan to medium-low heat and add butter.  When the butter is fully melted and begins to bubble, add the rosemary and cinnamon to the pan and gently stir.  Let the butter return to a simmer/bubble for 3 minutes and turn off burner.

Step 3

When there are no more bubbles in the butter, toss your fully cooked pumpkin spice pasta, crumbled Italian sausage, salt and pepper.  OPTIONAL add goat cheese to garnish.

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