Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo

Pumpkin Alfredo. 
What was once an unknown pasta sauce has become one of my favourite autumn flavour combinations. Fresh garlic, chopped parsley and the creaminess of the cheesy pumpkin sauce make this seasonal twist of the classic Alfredo a real crowd pleaser. I don't often make pasta recipes, but when I do, I really want to make sure it takes you to a flavourful journey. 

Whether you're dishing this pasta up for a dinner party with friends, or have them with your family on a cozy week night; in any case, they will love it and ask for more. You don't have to be a pumpkin addict to like it, you just have to appreciate comfort food. And let's be honest, with the gloomy atmosphere and the rainy skies, who doesn't appreciate creative comfort food.  

For 2 portions you need:
250g fresh pasta
100g butter
4 garlic cloves
225g pumpkin puree 
200ml cream
50-75g freshly grated parmesan
2 tsp freshly chopped parsley

In a large saucepan bring water to a boil over high heat. Add a teaspoon of salt, then add the pasta. Cook until the pasta is al dente (fresh pasta usually takes 2-3 minutes). Keep 150-200ml of pasta water for the sauce. 

In a large frying pan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and fry for about a minute. Add the cream, then the pumpkin puree and stir until you get a creamy sauce. Now grate in the parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Continue staring until the sauce is heated and the cheese completely melted. If the sauce is not creamy enough, pour in some of the pasta water until it has the desired consistency. Finally add pasta and cook over medium heat until the pasta is well coated. This may take 2-3 minutes.

Divide pasta into 2 bowls and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.



You can find more delicious autumn recipes on my fellow food bloggers' websites:

Kleines Kuliversum made Gebackener Camembert mit gerösteten Trauben (DE)
Mypickedfood made Hähnchen Wintzr Art (DE)
Liebe mit Biss made Risotto-Chorizo-Kürbis (DE)
Spiffing Ideas made Flammkuchen mit Apfel, flambierten Zwiebeln und Walnüssen (DE)

Are you planning on making this recipe? Or have you already tried it?
Then show me your creations on Instagram: @passionmeetscreativity  I'm looking forward to your comments & suggestions :)

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