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Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
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  • Makes
    servings, 1/2 cup each


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 small sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • Ground black pepper to taste


MELT butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook, stirring occasionally, for about 4 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, sage leaves and rosemary sprig; cook, stirring frequently, for about 30 seconds or until garlic is fragrant. Stir in wine; cook for 2 minutes or until reduced slightly. Stir in broth; cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes to infuse herb flavors. With tongs, remove and discard herbs.

STIR pumpkin and evaporated milk into saucepan; heat through but do not boil. Stir in Parmesan and Swiss cheeses until melted. Remove from heat. Season with pepper. Serve with your favorite cooked pasta. Store refrigerated in tightly covered container. Makes 2 2/3 cups.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 10g 15%
  • Saturated Fat 6g 30%
  • Cholesterol 30mg 10%
  • Sodium 280mg 12%
  • Carbohydrates 10g 3%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Vitamin A 80%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 25%
  • Iron 2%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 8g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.