TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated skim milk
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 3 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1-1/4 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fennel fronds, optional


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add green onions, garlic and fennel; cook and stir 3 minutes. Whisk together milk, flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually whisk into onion mixture until blended.
  2. Bring to boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in pumpkin, turkey and cranberries. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Drain pasta and place in a large bowl. Add pumpkin sauce; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garnish with fennel fronds if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Harvest Pasta in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Fall 2009, p59

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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