Pasta Squiggles with Pumpkin Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 04, 2022
My family loves this spiral pasta in a tasty pumpkin sauce. Make it for Halloween and call it Creepy-Crawly Noodles! —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Pasta Squiggles with Pumpkin Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (16 ounces) cellentani or spiral pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion and red pepper; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in broth, pumpkin, cream, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  2. Drain pasta and return to pan. Stir in pumpkin mixture and parsley. Sprinkle servings with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 381 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 764mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 12g protein.

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