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Pumpkin & Sausage Penne

Pumpkin and sausage make perfect partners in this elegant autumn pasta dish. Best of all you can put it together in the time it takes for the pasta to boil. Brown the sausage, cook the onion until tender, and then just stir in the remaining sauce ingredients. A rich and delicious low-fat dinner.

Serves 6
Ready in 30 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 20 mins
437 calories per serving


> 13.3 oz box Nature's Promise® Whole-Wheat Penne Pasta
> 12 oz package chicken sausage, sweet apple flavor
> 2 tbsp olive oil
> 1 small onion, finely diced
> 3 cloves garlic, diced
> 1 1/2 cups Nature's Promise® Chicken Broth
> 1/2 cup evaporated skim milk
> 15 oz canned pumpkin
> 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg
> 1/8 tsp cinnamon
> 1/4 tsp black pepper
> 10 oz bag fresh baby spinach
> 1/2 cup light sour cream


Cook pasta according to package directions. Slice sausage links in half, then into 1-inch pieces. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook sausage until browned. Add onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add broth, milk, pumpkin, spices and pepper. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low, allowing liquid to thicken slightly. Add spinach and stir until wilted. Mix in sour cream just before removing from heat. Toss pasta with sauce and serve.

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