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pumpkin cream sauce

Penne with Pumpkin Cream Sauce

  • Author: Kate Kasbee
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This pumpkin cream sauce is warm, savory and perfectly suited to sweater season.


Units Scale
  • 1 lb (454 g) penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (22 g) vegan butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can pumpkin purée
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Crispy sage leaves, for serving, optional


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt the vegan butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for a minute or two, until fragrant. Stir in the pumpkin purée, coconut milk, paprika and salt.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. Drain and rinse your pasta and combine it with the pumpkin cream sauce. Stir to thoroughly combine, garnish with fresh or crispy sage leaves if using, and serve immediately.