Honey Pumpkin Pasta

Honey Pumpkin Pasta

- 12 oz (about 340 grams) pasta (fettuccine, penne, or rigatoni work well)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree (either from a can or homemade)
- 2 tablespoons Thai Chili Honey
- 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup heavy cream or full-fat coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for serving)
- Chopped fresh sage or parsley, for garnish


1. **Cook Pasta**: In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. **Sauté Onions and Garlic**: In a large skillet or pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onions and sauté until translucent. Add the minced garlic and sauté for an additional minute until fragrant.

3. **Add Pumpkin and Seasonings**: Stir in the pumpkin puree, honey, broth, nutmeg, and cinnamon (if using). Mix well until all ingredients are combined.

4. **Add Cream**: Pour in the heavy cream or coconut milk and stir to combine. Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. If the sauce is too thick, you can add a bit more broth to reach your desired consistency.

5. **Combine Pasta and Sauce**: Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss well, ensuring each piece of pasta is coated with the pumpkin sauce.

6. **Season and Serve**: Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the pasta in bowls, topped with grated Parmesan cheese (if using) and a sprinkle of fresh sage or parsley for a fresh touch.


- For a protein boost, consider adding grilled chicken, sautéed shrimp, or roasted chickpeas to the pasta.
- For a bit of crunch and added flavor, toasted pumpkin seeds or pine nuts sprinkled on top can be delightful.

This Honey Pumpkin Pasta combines the creamy texture of pumpkin, the sweet touch of honey, and the comforting feel of pasta, making it a perfect dish for fall or anytime you want a unique and flavorful meal. Enjoy!

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