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Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce


"This recipe was a nice way to use up some extra pumpkin we had available. Served it to one person who really enjoys pumpkin (myself) and one who doesn't, and both came away really liking it! Has enough flavor that the pumpkin makes itself known, but not so much that it overpowers the alfredo flavor or texture. Recipe makes enough to toss with one cooked 12 oz. box of pasta."
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15 m servings 289 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (2 cups)


  • Calories:
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 28.6 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 230 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir sage leaves in hot butter until the butter takes on the sage flavor, about 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk cream, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and Parmesan cheese into the butter; cook until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • For a thinner sauce use milk instead of cream. Recipe makes enough to toss with one cooked 12-ounce box of pasta.
  • Some may wish to remove the sage leaves before serving as they can be pretty strong, but it's not necessary if you like them.

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We liked this but with a few changes. I cooked the sage leaves in the butter but then removed them and set aside. The amount of pumpkin and cream are spot on. As for the cinnamon and nutmeg ...

Good recipe! I modified slightly, based on ingredients on hand. Used half & half instead of cream, rubbed sage instead of fresh and added a bit of garlic (it is alfredo sauce after all). Served ...

I pretty much followed the recipe as written but I did substitute poultry seasoning dry herb blend for the sage leaves. Came out smooth and creamy but lacked any real cheese flavor. I make aga...