Pumpkin-Chorizo Bow Ties Recipe
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Pumpkin-Chorizo Bow Ties Recipe

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Chicken sausage is such a convenient way to add flavor to healthy dishes. If your family doesn't like spicy food, skip the red pepper flakes and use a mild-flavored sausage. The pumpkin really stands out that way. —Sharon Ricci, Mendon, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked multigrain bow tie pasta
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked chorizo chicken sausage links or other spicy chicken sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 506 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 732mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 6g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage 4-6 minutes or until browned. Stir in half-and-half, pumpkin, cheese blend, garlic powder and pepper flakes; heat through.
  2. Drain pasta. Add to sausage mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pumpkin-Chorizo Bow Ties in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"Made this the other night. Quick, easy and oh so good. I used fresh spicy sausage and took it out of the casing to cook. Had to thin it out a bit with more half and half because sauce was to thick. Will definitely make this again. A keeper."

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