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Easy Pumpkin-Pasta Bake
Level
Easy
Prep
15 minutes
Cook
25 minutes
Servings
10 servings
  • The added pumpkin in this Easy Pumpkin-Pasta Bake recipe provides an excellent source of vitamin A and fiber.
KEY INGREDIENTS
Libby's
100% PURE PUMPKIN
LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin 15 oz
NET WT 15 oz (425 g)
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 box (14.5 ounces) whole wheat penne or other short-cut pasta, prepared according to package directions
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound (about 4 links) sweet or spicy lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 jar (24 to 26 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup water or dry red or white wine
  • 1 can (15 ounces) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 4 tablespoons (0.75 ounce) shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese
MAKE IT
Step 1
Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray 3-quart casserole dish or 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 2
Cook sausage in large skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through. Stir in garlic; cook for 1 minute. Stir in marinara sauce (reserve jar). Add water or wine to jar; cover and shake. Pour into skillet along with pumpkin and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Stir well. Stir in prepared pasta. Spoon into prepared dish. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese; cover.
Step 3
Bake for 15 minutes. Carefully remove cover; bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
VARIATIONS
If using 29oz Libby’s Pure Pumpkin
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Double all ingredients
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