Cheese Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce Recipe
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Cheese Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce Recipe

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When I first made this recipe everyone thought: Pumpkin on pasta? EWWWW! But once they tasted it, they couldn't believe how much they liked it! A warm, comforting delicious blend of flavors. —Cheri Neustifter, Sturtevant, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (25 ounces) frozen cheese ravioli
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh sage
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 420 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 662mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein .


  1. Cook ravioli according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the flour, milk and broth.
  2. In a large skillet, saute garlic in butter until tender. Stir in the milk mixture, cheese, pumpkin, parsley, sage and nutmeg. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain ravioli and stir into sauce. Sprinkle with nuts. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cheese Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce in Healthy Cooking October/November 2011, p51

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Acsammel 184988
Reviewed May. 18, 2013

"Way too much sauce. Pasta was swimming in a giant bowlful of sauce, like a soup. Did not serve 6. I would double the pasta to serve six and increase the flour so the sauce might actually thicken. Needs more pumpkin and sage."

Amyrich517 118390
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"I thought it turned out a little bland but a good start to add more of my own flavors. I followed the recipe but doubled it since I was makin it for a potluck at work. I added cinnamon, onion flakes, salt, basil and some Parmesan cheese...mmmmm much better! I may use whole milk next time to see if it thickens up better. I'd make it again with my additions. I also opted to not add the nuts due to allergies"

diligentfrog 197146
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"I also added 1 cup of pumpkin instead of the half a cup the recipe calls for..."

diligentfrog 197033
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"I looked at the reviews before I made this dish; so I also decreased the milk and chicken broth to 1 cup each. I added a little cinnamon, seasoning salt, onion powder and crushed garlic. It was good, but I felt that it still needed something... maybe a chicken bouillon cube?"

jburnett721 118389
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"This was very good. It was a nice change of sauce for the ravioli. Did not use the nutmeg or nuts. I would definately make this again."

BCookingFun 178685
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"Easy and delicious. Does not have a strong pumpkin taste but is still really good. Serve with extra bread for dipping in the sauce."

Pinstripes 178682
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"Awesome! This is why I love Taste of Home. I saw the recipe in the magazine and wanted to try it, then took the suggestions of the previous reviewers. I only used 2 cups of liquid (1 chicken broth, 1 milk) and 2 tablespoons of flour. I made the roux the more traditional way, mixing the flour and butter in the pan and then adding the liquid slowly. I also threw in a pinch of red pepper flake. It turned out wonderfully! My husband said it could have been more pumpkin-y so I may add more next time, but otherwise this is a winner!"

interpretermom 117962
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"It was just okay. The sauce seemed to be really runny and didn't have much of a pumpkin flavor. I used the recommended 1/2 cup of pumpkin but I don't think it was enough since my sauce was very pale compared to the picture shown."

danid 195239
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"This was good but I thought it needed some tweaking. The flavors were a little bland and the sauce very runny. I didnt' care for the way the "rue" was made in this recipe, which I believe made the sauce runnier then it should have been. With some tweaking I think this could be a winner."

edreed 180240
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"I made some slight adjustments by enhancing the flavor but this will be a keeper. Thanks."

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