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Pumpkin Pasta

By The Dreams Weaver
We love east weeknight meals in our house, and my son loves his Mac and cheese, or anything with cheese and pasta in it. This is the perfect elevated ‘Mac and cheese’ type dinner, and what’s even better there some pumpkin in it!Pumpkin Pasta ~ The Dreams WeaverWhat you will need:1 pound fusilli pasta½ cup extra-virgin olive oil1 tsp sage2 tsp rosemary 10 tbsp (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter1 tsp ground ginger1-2 cloves garlic, minced15 oz pumpkin puree {recipe here} or 1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin puree2 tsp dark brown sugar¾ cup finely grated ParmesanSalt & black pepperPumpkin Pasta ~ The Dreams WeaverDirections:In a large pot, bring 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil. Add a generous amount of salt. Add the pasta to the pot and stir so it doesn’t stick to the bottom as it cooks. Cook the pasta according to package instructions, 8 to 10 minutes. Reserve some of the pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta in a colander and hold it there until the sauce is finished.While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat until it shimmers. Add 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of butter until it starts to turn light brown. Add the ginger and garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. add in the sage and rosemary. Add the pumpkin, sugar and some of the reserved pasta water. Stir in about ½ cup of Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and warm gently, tossing to coat the pasta with the sauce.Top with the remaining Parmesan.  Enjoy!photo signature_zpsf75b5071.png

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