This creamy sauce pairs perfectly with gnocchi, and tastes indulgently rich without any cream. It is also very easy to prepare using shop-bought gnocchi and pumpkin puree, and ready to serve in under 30 minutes.
For a richer sauce, substitute some of the milk for double cream. This sauce is also delicious with penne, fusilli, orecchiette or any other small pasta shape.
You can find tinned 100% pumpkin puree at Waitrose, via Ocado or in specialty shops. You can also make your own with this recipe.
This is delicious! It has become a staple in our household, and I make it at least once a month. It's not too high in calories either - about 610 per portion. Definitely recommend it - so simple and tasty. I make it with butternut squash as well, as it's easier to get hold of. If I've got time I roast it in the oven, if I'm short of time I put it in the microwave for 10-15 minutes. - 31 Aug 2015
Omg, totally amazing! Really easy to make and delicious to eat. My 4yo daughter loved it, my dad who at first turned his nose up had to admit after the first mouthful it was pretty good! I didn't have pumpkin, so instead roasted a small butternut squash and used that. Will recommend to everyone and will 110% make again and again - 07 Nov 2013
This recipe is delicious and not as unhealthy as the other creamy pastas we really like. You could use hilo or skim milk to keep calories down. We chop the sage and garlic and leave it in the sauce. Sometimes use chorizo or another fried sausage instead of the bacon, which is really tasty, especially when the sausage has a bit of a chilli kick. I also add about double the nutmeg and a really strong parmesan YUM! A staple in our house now. - 02 Jan 2018 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)