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Make-Ahead Sausage and Pumpkin Penne Recipe

Baked Sausage and Pumpkin Penne Recipe

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Tammy Blankenship

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground sausage pork, turkey, or chicken
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pinch pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 1 ounces can pumpkin puree 15-
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup cream or evaporated milk optional
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves or 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 pound Penne pasta cooked to al dente
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese plus more for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 9x13 baking pan.
  2. In a deep skillet, heat oil over medium heat until it runs quickly in the pan.
  3. Cook sausage and onion over medium heat until the sausage is cooked through.
  4. Add garlic and sage and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add pumpkin, broth, salt and pepper.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes until smooth and thickened.
  7. Add milk/cream if desired.
  8. Add cheese.
  9. Mix in cooked noodles.
  10. Place in pan.
  11. Sprinkle with extra cheese.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes or refrigerate and bake for 35 minutes when ready to eat.