Italian Sausage Pasta with Pumpkin Béchamel Sauce

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  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 20 mins
  • Makes: 6 servings

This pasta recipe features a unique blend of flavors that meld to create a fabulous entrée that's rich, delicious, and ultimately satisfying. We think even the kids will like it!



    1. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil; cook sausage. Remove from pan to drain on paper towels.
    2. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan, sauté onion and garlic 3 to 5 minutes, until tender. Add bay leaf, sage and wine. Cook to reduce wine by half, about 2 minutes. Add chicken broth, water and pumpkin; stir to combine. Continue stirring until sauce bubbles.
    3. Return sausage to pan, reduce heat, add heavy cream. Add nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Serve over cooked pasta.
    4. Try a sweet wine for a twist on the flavor.


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