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Rigatoni with Sausage and Pumpkin Sauce

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Rigatoni with Sausage and Pumpkin Sauce
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4
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If you are looking for a meal that will delight your senses with its combination of flavors, aromas and textures, you have found it here. Ever since I was a child I have enjoyed combing sweet and savory flavors. That’s why I have added pumpkin to this dish. You will love every bite. I like to use pumpkin in different dishes. Whether roasted, in soups, creams, or accompanying pasta, it is sure to please. Pumpkin is also a great food to include in a healthy diet for your family, as its properties (such as fiber, vitamins and several minerals) are more interesting than those of the potato. This delicious pasta dish will be a hit in your family.

Ingredients

  • 1 package rigatoni pasta
  • 14 oz of smoked pork sausage (Polish style)
  • 2 lbs butternut pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • Parmesan cheese, optional
  • Two tablespoons of fresh Italian cilantro or parsley, chopped, for garnish

Directions

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350° F. Cut the pumpkin in half, remove the seeds and scrape the inside with a spoon. Then dice it. Put it on a baking sheet and sprinkle the top of the pumpkin with olive oil and curry powder. Place in oven for 20 minutes or until tender. Add salt if desired.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium high heat brown the onions and garlic, add the tomato, the sausage and the vegetable broth, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Follow the instructions on the back of the package to cook the pasta, drain it and keep it warm in pot.
  • 4
    When the pumpkin is ready, stir in to the sauce and pour over pasta. Garnish with cilantro or parsley leaves.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    You can use 8 slices of bacon instead of sausage. Place the bacon in a skillet until golden brown.
  • tip 2
    You can also use chicken broth instead of vegetable broth.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • If you are looking for a meal that will delight your senses with its combination of flavors, aromas and textures, you have found it here. Ever since I was a child I have enjoyed combing sweet and savory flavors. That’s why I have added pumpkin to this dish. You will love every bite. I like to use pumpkin in different dishes. Whether roasted, in soups, creams, or accompanying pasta, it is sure to please. Pumpkin is also a great food to include in a healthy diet for your family, as its properties (such as fiber, vitamins and several minerals) are more interesting than those of the potato. This delicious pasta dish will be a hit in your family.
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