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Pumpkin Pasta

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Ready In: 20 Minutes

Servings: 3

“Pumpkin puree is turned into a creamy, smooth sauce with just a hint of cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Toss with whole wheat pasta and Parmesan cheese, and you’ve got a kid-pleasing meal in under 30 minutes.”


6 ounces whole wheat penne pasta

3/4 cup pumpkin puree

3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup nonfat milk

1 teaspoon margarine

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 pinch ground cloves

1 pinch ground nutmeg

1 pinch ground cinnamon

1 pinch ground ginger

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus

more for serving

Directions:1.Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the penne, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.2.Heat the pumpkin puree, chicken broth, milk, margarine, onion powder, black pepper, salt, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger in a large skillet over low heat until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the drained pasta, and toss with the Parmesan cheese.

**Shape It Up Recipe Make Over:

Use organic butter in place of margarine

Add broccoli (or other veggies) to pasta.

Pair it with some grilled chicken (or other lean meat or fish) to complete the dish.ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2012

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