Monday, November 21, 2011

Penne Pumpkin Alfredo

Ever have one of those totally lazy days where you literally don't make it off the couch? Sometimes that is me. But, even when I am feeling ridiculously lazy I still want to eat good food, I just don't want to expend any real energy making it.

On this particular lazy day I finally dragged myself into the kitchen to cook. I am not sure if it is seasonal, has to do with the recent Halloween or upcoming Thanksgiving holidays but I was craving pumpkin. So, my super easy pumpkin Alfredo was born. And in keeping with the lazy theme dessert was a piece of leftover coconut cake. Sometimes it pays to be lazy!

Penne Pumpkin Alfredo

1 lb penne pasta (you can use whatever shape you like), cooked according to package directions
1 can organic pumpkin puree
1 cup non dairy creamer (I used So Delicious Original)
1/2 cup vegetable stock
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp dried sage (if I had fresh I would have used it)
1 tbsp fresh thyme,chopped
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Parsley, minced for garnish

In a saute pan over medium heat add the olive oil and garlic and heat until translucent. Add the pumpkin, non dairy creamer, sage and thyme.  Whisk to combine. Continue whisking and add the vegetable stock.  Add the nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Allow to cook until heated through.

Toss with pasta and garnish with the parsley.


  1. You're killing me, Lee. Seriously. I'm about to drool all over myself.

  2. Yummm. I may try this tonight, thank you!

  3. I just made this for lunch and it is DELICIOUS! Thanks :) I never would have paired pumpkin with pasta but it's really great.

  4. I can't wait to try this!

    Awesome site you have. I'm a vegetarian, so it is helping me loads..
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  5. Perfectly Imperfect- Thank you so much!!

  6. Making this Right now and I can't wait to eat! :)