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Pumpkin Seed Cream Sauce Recipe

Pumpkin Seed Cream Sauce

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"This is a Southwestern sauce to go with pumpkin ravioli."

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  1. Cook pumpkin seeds, onion, bread, and garlic in oil, stirring frequently, until bread is golden brown. Stir in chilies.
  2. Place mixture in a food processor bowl fitted with steel blade; process until smooth.
  3. Place puree in a small saucepan. Stir in broth, whipping cream, and salt. Heat through over low heat. Serve with Pumpkin Ravioli.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 06, 2004

I didn't have pumpkin seeds so I used ground pecans. The sauce was delicious! We kept finding other things at the table to put it on.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 13, 2010

I made this with pecans instead of pumpkin seeds, as others suggested. It was good, not great. It went well with other foods though, such as french bread (dipped) and on leftover pork chops.


14 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

This was wonderful with the Pumpkin Ravioli...My family loved it..Great flavor,my new favorite!

Nov 01, 2010

This sauce is delicious! Perfect for Fall! I toasted the pumpkin seeds first, then I blended them almost to a powder. I browned the onion, bread and garlic, then added the seed (powder) for a minute. I blended everything in my blender before heating it. I wanted it to be a smooth creamy sauce. I also cooked it on med low heat. It just wasn't getting warm enough on low heat. It turned out great! I will defiantly make this again. YUM!

Nov 11, 2009

omg! my sister made this sauce and it came out sooo good!! I'm going to make this myself now. The best sauce ever with steamed vegetables.

Oct 03, 2008

I went into making this sauce with high expectations. I was able to puree my seed mixture all right for a smooth texture, but my cream sauce ended up tasting an awful lot like chicken gravy. That could possibly be a result of using homemade broth rather than a can of store-bought (which is usually more bland), but it seemed like an awful lot of work to end up with chicken gravy topping my pumpkin ravioli! Definitely a major disappointment. Next time, I'll make either a regular alfredo-type cream sauce or a tomato-based sauce for my pumpkin ravioli. And if you've not already had it, the pumpkin ravioli is a must-try!

Dec 03, 2006

This did need a lot of adjustment to make it much tastier. I served this with the suggested pairing of pumpkin ravioli from this site. As one suggested, I substituted pecans for the seeds (I can't imagine the seeds would have produced a good texture for a creamy sauce). I used milk instead of heavy cream (it was still plenty creamy this way). I used a slice of wheat bread instead of white and I omitted the peppers because we were out of them. I ended up adding about 3 Tbsp pumpkin puree and about 1 Tbsp tomato puree (I had extra from the ravioli recipe) to try and incorporate some of the flavors of the pasta and also to add flavor to the otherwise bland sauce. This also helped to thicken the sauce up a bit. With these adjustments, the sauce was not bad. The texture is a little odd, but not unpleasant. In the future I think we'll make the ravioli recipe but use a red sauce instead. It was worth the work to try the recipe once as-is, though.

Oct 11, 2004

Nice flavor, but I'm not real fond of pumpkin seeds. Next time I'l leave those out, ans the puree, while smooth, still has a grainy/chewy/gritty testure from the seeds...


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  • Calories
  • 181 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 614 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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